Having retired from a rewarding career managing the design and development of environmental earth remote sensing spacecraft ground systems, Stephen is able to devote more time to landscape and nature photography.
He has served as the Director, Assistant Director, and Education Coordinator of the Central Maryland Photographer's Guild in Howard County, and formed its DSLR Users Group. Stephen has led classroom and in-the-field workshops on flower and birds-in-flight photography. He has given technical presentations on: digital camera technologies; memory cards; lenses and optics; in-camera image buffering architectures, lossless and lossy RAW image data compression, and image frame throughput performance when photographing birds-in-flight. Stephen has served as an instructor at Longwood Gardens, PA as part of Longwood's Continuing Education Program. His Photographing Fantastic Foliage workshops have guided students in photographing foliage patterns, forms, and textures.
The mid-Atlantic region offers nature photographers many venues and year-round opportunities to photograph resident and migratory birds: Bald Eagles and Ospreys in the Delmarva watershed; thousands of overwintering Snow Geese explosively lifting-off from a marsh at dusk; or a solitary Great Blue Heron patiently and stealthily stalking prey in wetland shallows.
Diana, his wife and photography partner, catalogs and post processes their photographs. She is self-taught and initially honed her skills using Photoshop CS3 to restore vintage 35 mm prints. She uses Adobe's Creative Cloud for Photographers (Photoshop-CC, Lightroom-CC) and post-processing software products from ON1, Topaz Labs, and HDRsoft.
Our work has been published by Outdoor Photographer magazine (2015 American Landscape photo album), and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.