About the photographer.
I've been interested in photography ever since I was a teenager and ran my first roll of film through my dad's Canon AE-1. The digital revolution totally changed my perception of photography, and I fully embraced the remarkable benefits of merging images with the power of computers.
Since going digital “whole hog” in early 2003, I've explored many different areas of photography. My images have won first place in photo competitions, and two of my images have even been selected by Kodak for display on their digital billboard in Times Square and web site as “Picture Of The Day”.
There is no doubt that there is a difference between a snapshot and a portrait. I've invested a lot of time in learning lighting, posing and other portraiture skills, studying under renowned senior portrait artists like Ron Kramer and Fuzzy Duenkel as well as model photographer Mary DuPrie — and I continue to learn all the time. I've found that I enjoy working with people and capturing them with the camera, and that is why senior portraiture is my only specialty (although I still like to occasionally dabble in other areas of photography for fun). I also like the infinite creative possibilities that exist for digitally working with images.
On a more personal note, I'm a graduate of Catholic Central High School and have a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University. I'm married and live with my lovely wife Jennifer and our two terrific Shih Tzu.
Thanks for visiting my web site. If you’re a high school senior, I hope to see you through my viewfinder soon!