I started photography in 1979 using my father's Nikkormat SLR . He also taught me how to develop and process film. After years in a darkroom, I switched to digital in 2006.
I am an amateur photographer not professional. I do this for fun. While my favorite subjects are wildlife, I like to shoot just about anything. I switched from Nikon to Olympus four years ago.
I have BS and an MS in Computer Science which has served me well in the transition from film to digital using Photoshop and Lightroom.
In 2018 I was awarded Master Photographer by the Bowie Crofton Camera Club, becoming 1 of 5 Master Photographers in the club’s ~50 year existence. I have also been awarded Master of Monochrome and Color Prints in the Arundel Camera Club.
I am currently the webmaster and newsletter editor for the Arundel Camera Club. I have also served as their VP of Programs and VP of Contests.
Professionally I work in the cybersecurity industry. I retired from the US Department of Defense in 2020 and currently work for Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory.