I've retired from a rewarding aerospace engineering career which has allowed me to devote more time to landscape and nature photography.
I have served as the Director, Assistant Director, and Education Coordinator of the Central Maryland Photographer's Guild, and formed and led its DSLR Users Group. I have also served as an instructor for hands-on lessons to understand camera operation, settings, and the application of in-the-field techniques to successfully photograph birds-in-flight. As an invited instructor at Longwood Gardens I led a class on how to seek out, compose, and photograph the diverse patterns, forms, and textures of plant foliage.
In addition to landscapes I enjoy close-up and wildlife photography. The mid-Atlantic region offers nature photographers many venues and year-round opportunities to photograph resident and migratory birds: Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing in the Delmarva watershed rivers and creeks; thousands of overwintering Snow Geese that explosively lift-off the marsh at dusk; or a solitary Great Blue Heron silently and patiently stalking prey in wetland shallows.
Diana, my wife and photography partner, catalogs and post processes our photographs. She initially honed her post processing skills using Photoshop CS3 to restore vintage 35 mm slides and prints. She uses Adobe's Creative Cloud for Photographers (Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC), and post processing applications from ON1, Topaz Labs, and HDRsoft. Our work has been published by Outdoor Photographer magazine in its 2015 American Landscape photography contest album, and by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.