I reside in Lafayette, California, a quaint small East Bay city in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. I picked up a camera at the age of eleven and photography has been my passion ever since.
With the highest level of photographic knowledge and expertise, I’ve produced hundreds of assignments in studio and on-location, creating quality impactful imagery for clients and major studios worldwide; in-studio and on-location, pre production to set to post production, projects and campaigns from concept to delivery. My work has been published in hundreds of ads, books, catalogs, publications and sites worldwide including Amazon, American Express, Backpacker, California Tourism, Discovery, ESPN, Fuji Film, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The North Face, Nikon, REI, Sunset, Timex, The Travel Channel, Via, and Vogue. I’ve led live and online photo workshops, multi-media digital presentations with field sessions, lectured at large events for industry leading companies like Tamron and BetterPhoto, and appeared on various tv, radio, and podcast shows.
I've authored two successful how-to books for a division of Random House: The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure- 2009, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography- 2011. I've written numerous articles for major photography publications (Outdoor Photographer, Photoshop User, Petersen’s Photographic, Shutterbug) and online forums (Kelby Media, Engadget). I've also produced three videos on the Nik Collection for Peach Pit Press.
Photo Studio Leader | Creative Ops Specialist:
Having worked with major brands such as Pottery Barn and Men's Wearhouse, I lead and consult in digital and print production for high volume eCommerce photo studios. I've directed crews, managed teams, produced studio and on-location shoots, defined roles and responsibilities, delegated tasks, and improved industry standard processes for digital workflows, all with great results saving millions in annual budgets.