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. There is also my feature on Shotkit with the contents of my camera bag (a little dated).
I an unabashed lover of ON1 Photo RAW and have produced several books and video courses, most recently Mastering Light & Shadow In ON1 Photo, Take 5: ON1 Photo and ON1 Photo RAW Essentials. 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!
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. I hope you'll give it a watch/listen.