Having retired from an aerospace engineering career managing the design and development of environmental earth remote sensing spacecraft ground systems, Stephen now devotes more time to his hobby: nature and landscape photography.
He has served as the Director, Assistant Director, and Education Coordinator of the Central Maryland Photographer's Guild, and formed and led its DSLR Users Group. Stephen has led classroom and in-the-field workshops on flower and birds-in-flight photography. He has given presentations on: digital camera technologies and settings; lenses and optics; quantitative numerical modeling of in-camera image buffering performance; lossy vs. lossless image data compression; and the impact of ISO noise and Shannon entropy on camera RAW image file data compression. Stephen has served as an instructor at Longwood Gardens as part of Longwood's Continuing Education Program. His Photographing Fantastic Foliage workshops guided students how to creatively compose and photograph foliage patterns, forms, and textures.
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. We use Adobe's Creative Cloud for Photographers (Lightroom Classic, Photoshop) and products from Topaz Labs, ON1 and HDRsoft.
Stephen's photographs have been published by Outdoor Photographer (OP) magazine (The American Landscape, 2015), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and they have been exhibited in and around Columbia, MD.