Since I was a boy, I was fascinated by nature, especially birds. I studied zoology and ornithology through
college, but developed a true love affair with nature through the lens of a camera. As I developed my
artistic vision as a young photographer, I had the great fortune to study with some of photography’s true
masters, including Ansel Adams, Philip Hyde, Richard Miserach, Jay Dusard, Christopher Burkett, William Neill
in Carmel, with Clinton Smith at the Death Valley Workshop and then later with Craig Fucile, Jan Peterzak
and Sam Hay in central California. These visionaries gave me...