IMG_1723Hello!  Thanks for visiting!  I am a landscape photographer based in Orange County,CA.  I have a grown daughter who has left the nest, leaving me here to my own devices.  I devote all of my free time to my photography with my trusty assistant by my side (my old lady cat).  I have always loved to take photos and always had some sort of camera growing up but never thought of “taking pictures” as anything more than just documenting life in general.   It wasn’t until 2010 that I started thinking that I could take photos seriously or maybe better put, seriously make photographs.  Friends and family had been telling me for a long time that I “had a great eye” and that I “should go into the photography business”.   I finally listened and put up a simple website to share my photos and started learning all I could about making great photographs.

I’ve tried all kinds of photography, learning along the way. I will admit to having a bit of photography A.D.D., I see something and I want to try it.   However, landscape photography is where my heart truly lies.   I love planning day trips and longer road trips to take photos of beautiful and interesting places.  When I’m out there taking in the world around me and capturing a piece of it to take home with me… that’s what lights me up inside.

In 2014 I was fortunate enough to be invited into The Arcanum where I feel like I’ve crammed a whole other lifetime of learning into just a few short months. I’ve found an awesome mentor in A.D. Wheeler and a wealth of inspiration and support from an amazing group of photographers and artists. Not only have I gained a wealth of knowledge, but have had the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others. It’s been an amazing ride so far and I know it’s only going to get better!

I currently shoot with a Sony a7R and lenses.  My post processing is done with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, On1 Software, Topaz Labs Software and Photomatix Pro.  For more information on The Arcanum: www.thearcanum.com