Looking for the perfect photographer can be hard work.
Believe me, I know. I’ve met over 100 photographers, scoured blogs and websites and no two photographers has the same style.
My own interest in photography dates to when I was about 8, I got my first film camera. But the interest picked up in high school where I became the yearbook editor and took a black and white film class. There’s something about developing your own film, spending hours in the dark room waiting for one great image to appear that gives you an appreciation for the art of capturing light. Because that’s what photography is- capturing light, and sharing one moment with the world.
I can’t say that I knew then I wanted to be a photographer, the road has been a little more complicated than that, but that fascination with light has never left. Every day I learn more, and I’m still developing my own style. But this site is a place where I can share what I’m learning and maybe you’ll be able to see here what a little light can do.
What makes me different?
I didn’t just buy myself a nice camera and teach myself to be a photographer.
I started with film in a black and white class. I learned so much about settings and light that people who have never had to count their shots and spend time in the dark room don’t understand.
Then I found a job, and a couple of mentors who have taught me so much. Most of what I’ve learned has come from Jaren Wilkey and Mark Philbrick, some of the best university photographers and most artistic people I’ve ever known. They took the time to teach and train me, and I spent nearly 3 years trying to learn the ropes. After hundreds of shoots and lots of critiques I still feel like I have so much to learn, but I also have confidence in my work.