Digital Imaging - 17 Years
Commercial Photography - 25 Years
I began my photographic career as a motorsports photojournalist,
and immediately began to experiment with new and different techniques
to add more excitement to the already interesting action photography.
I perfected many strobe effects for location, which led to my building
large lightboxes to photograph motorcycles and large motor vehicles,
both stationary and in action, on location, in large format.
In the early '90's, I was exposed to the first hi-end digital imaging,
and immediately saw the potential for improving photos ( retouch ),
and even more, creating scenes that could not be done in camera as a
single photo. This changed my life forever. I immediately spent the
next 6 months training myself to do digital imaging. I learned to "see"
digitally - to instantly visualize how the elements should be shot,
and how they will fit together.
At this time I have done more than 750 hi-res automotive digital composites,
and retouched several thousand other photos, including people and product.
In 1997, I supervised and was one of four distinguished judges for one
of the first ever digital photo contests, sponsered by Nissan, which
ultimately led to purchasing my first digital camera. I have photographed
almost exclusively digitally (unless requested otherwise) ever since.
I have always enjoyed the challenge of a new digital assignment, because
there is really no specific approach to a digital composite or retouching.
Once you have all the elements, it is like playing an instrument freestyle,
knowing from extensive experience that the result will be exactly (
or even better than) what the client wants.