I'm a photo educator and landscape photographer based in San Diego, California. Good natured, secretly shy, and much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. If you're visiting San Diego and want to meet up for some 1-on-1 coaching, contact me. You can also join one of my workshops, too.
I grew up on the beaches of New Jersey, switched coasts in the mid 1990s, and have called San Diego, California home ever since. I love travel. I have visited 32 countries across 5 continents, some places multiple times. Travel was easier in my "BC" years (Before Children), but is picking up again as my kids are getting older.
I don't swear by gear, however I am selective. Quality over quantity. For the curious, I'm currently shooting with a Sony A7RII and was a Nikon D7000 shooter prior to the switch to Sony. I use a Really Right Stuff tripod (read my review) and Formatt-Hitech filters (watch my video on filters). I turn to my iPhone when scouting and for shooting backgrounds (usually whenever I see interesting clouds). See The Gear Box for everything I use with my photography, both in the field and in the studio.
I an unabashed lover of ON1 Photo RAW and Skylum Luminar and am always producing new videos on how to use these tools. I have also authored several books and video courses, most recently ON1 Photo RAW Essentials and Mastering Light & Shadow In ON1 Photo. Check out the store for more and don't forget to subscribe to my mailing list for immediate access to exclusive content and some free photo goodies, too! The subscribe button is at the bottom of the page.
I also co-host Photographers In Cars, a weekly podcast I do with my good friend, Spencer Pablo. We sit down for an unscripted chat about (mostly) photography. We are on YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, and Google Play. I hope you'll give it a watch/listen.