Although I've worked in the graphic arts for over 35 years, I
consider myself a serious photographer hobbyist. I don't own fancy
lighting equipment and expensive lenses but I love capturing
began my career as an offset printer, worked in lithography,
audio/visual, photo finishing and ran a conventional photo lab,
all for a large aerospace company in the Midwest. I've "souped"
miles of film and spent literally thousands of hours in the
darkroom, but when "digital" came on the scene, I embraced it
started working with Photoshop before there were layers (ver. 2.5)
and never looked back! I changed gears and started the Digital
Imaging Department for the same company. When I retired in 2007, I
was the Webmaster of the Communications Department.
work two days a week for my son, who owns a wide format graphics
business. As Director of Digital Applications (D.A.D.), it allows
me to stay current with the technology and continue my work as a
digital imaging and web designer.
spare time I tutor Photoshop and build websites as a freelance
artist. Retirement now allows me plenty of time to shoot my Nikon
D70s for enjoyment and enhance my captured images using Photoshop,
which is where I find my creative juices flow effortlessly.
sincerely welcome honest critique of my work and I'm more than
willing to share my knowledge with those who love the art. Since
joining Flickr and Utata, I have become inspired by a number of
photographers worldwide. My continued goal is to learn from them
to improve my own body of work.