Thanks to my dad, I have been involved with things photographic since I was  5 years old working in his darkroom.  My passion for the art and what can be created through photographic capture has grown stronger for me year after year. That is why I enjoy teaching and helping others expand their knowledge so they can record their world in new, different and creative ways.

Your images today can influence the world of tomorrow and tell your story in a way that nothing else can.

I am now in my seventies and have been involved in the photo industry first as a child with my dad, and later with companies like Berkey Marketing, Ehrenreich Photo, Nikon Inc, and my own Blue Ridge Photography Workshops. Nikon held my attention for thirty-three (33) years and was an incredible place to work and learn.  I served in their office in New York, then on the road in Ohio, Atlanta and finally Washington DC region in both sales and tech work.

All cameras today are wonderful.  As a matter of fact it would be quite a challenge to find one that was not capable of making spectacular images in the right hands.

I have shot with a lot of gear past and present.  They were and are Yashica (now gone), Konica (now gone), Bronica, Mamiya, Sinar, Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Ricoh, and now the Fuji  X system and 3 prime lenses.  I have also reached back a little bit in time to my Ricoh GXR system which is also a delight to use.  Images from yesterdays digital cameras provided the same delight in use and image performance.  I love them all.  But my current system and I think my last is Fujifilm X and my camera is the Fuji X pro 2 combined with a 23mm 2.0, 35mm 2.0 and 50mm 2.0.  It is small, lightweight and provides me with incredible image capability.




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