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Professional Credentials:

Education: B.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Military: U.S. Air Force, Vietnam veteran
First 'Real' Camera: Canon EXee
Past 'Workhorse' Camera: Canon A-1
Foundation for Pro Photography: 30+ years in broadcast television news, production, and engineering
Accomplishments: Photographer of the Year, 2013, by the Professional Photographers of Central Ohio (PPCO); photos have appeared in newpapers, books, and magazines
Ongoing Education:
  • Lighting, business, and posing classes sanctioned by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO)
  • High-level Photoshop retouching and glamour editing by Ray Lasky (NYC) and Christine Wolfe (LA)
  • Advanced lighting at Shoot The Centerfold
Current Gear:
  • Canon 5D Mk II
  • Canon 24-70mm f2.8L, Canon 70-200 f2.8L, Sigma 120-300mm f2.8
  • 4 X Alien Bees B800 (primary), 4 X Photogenic PG3001-ML (secondary), 3 X Sunpak 555 (field)
  • Photoshop CS5: all hand-retouching, no batch processing

The FAQs...

Hometown: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Accomplishments: Published author, accomplished musician, former auxiliary police officer
Hobbies: music, vintage airplanes, cars, going to the gym
Pets: Three dogs: German Shepherd, Flat-Coated Retriever, and Yellow Lab
Favorite Movies: Casablanca, The Day the Earth Stood Still  (the original)
Dream Cars: Early '80s Jaguars, 'Bullet Bird' (1961-1963) Ford Thunderbird convertible (red, of course)
Best Vacations: Hawaii, Cancun
Favorite Food: Tacos (or anything Mexican)
Favorite Song: "Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Brothers
Favorite Restaurant: Rip's, in Bowie, Maryland
The coolest thing I've ever done was...: Barnstorm with the crew of a vintage Lockheed "Constellation" transport plane
One of my best experiences was...: Meeting and photographing the Ventures
My dubious obsession is...: Vintage Fender 'glass bottle' amps (especially the Bassman)
When nobody's looking, I...: Listen to choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras
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