The focus of my photography is Nature & Wildlife. 

My photography started out as a means of taking reference photos for my artwork, but as I became more proficient with my camera, and acquired better equipment, my photography became its own art. 

To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop.... There is NO question!

I use the camera (*film & digital) to take the photo, not the computer. I use my knowledge of color theory, composition, the camera settings, natural light, & Nature's limitless imagination to share my vision of the world around us. I do not use photo editing software to "enhance", add, subtract, or alter the photograph... so you see what I saw (at least, as close as the camera can come to the human eye). I only use the computer to **watermark, catalog, crop (if needed for printing) & organize my photos.

(There is one, and only one, exception to this rule... and it is very obvious that photo editing software was used, and I label it as such. I like playing around with the more creative filters and have "filtered" a few photos in the Fun with Filters portfolio.)

(*If there is a (35) after the image number, that means the photograph was taken with 35mm film, some of the larger sizes may not be available. **The watermark is only for internet use & will not show on the purchased photograph).

Quality Assurance

I use acid-free materials when matting/mounting my photographs. Although initially acid-free materials are a little more expensive, in the long run money is saved as acid-free materials do not break down as quickly, will not bleed or discolor the photograph or print and will preserve the photograph longer than non-acid free materials. 

I have my photographs developed rather than print them with an inkjet printer on "photo" paper. I feel that the photo emulsion process gives the photograph more depth & greater color range. The only exception is if I have the photo printed on artist-grade canvas or acid-free art papers, usually bamboo or watercolor papers. 

Canvas prints (Giclee' Gallery Wraps) are printed with archival pigmented inks on artist grade canvas & sealed with a UV protective satin finish.

Fine Art paper prints are printed with the same archival pigmented inks & sealant on acid-free papers & matted with the same acid-free materials as the photographs. 

Framed photographs are first matted (as above) then framed with regular glass in simple black wood frames. More expensive frames & glass (UV, Anti-Glare, Museum, etc.) may be ordered at an additional costs.

Economy prints may be ordered on request, but the materials used are not as high quality & may not maintain the color quality, light fastness, or material integrety that acid-free & archival materials do.

Other materials that photographs may be printed on are:

Metal, tile, clayboard, clayboard boxes.

Please contact me for details & prices.