I am a professional photographer based in Rochester, Michigan.
I have been involved in photography since the late 1970's. I won't get into all the details here, but I've owned and shot Minolta, Olympus, Canon and most recently Nikon cameras. I subscribe to the philosophy that the best camera is the one in my hands at the moment.
This group is intended to bring together people that love photography but may not be getting the results that they are capable of creating. I will be offering workshops to address a variety of topics, and I welcome suggestions or requests for workshops if the one you want isn't listed.
I charge $35 to workshop participants and workshops typically last at least 3 hours, with time split between lecture/ demonstration and hands-on participation. I also offer 90 minute private lessons for $75 or 5 for $300.
My photographic interests span the gamut from portraiture, to landscapes to macro, to architecture, sports and beyond. If you think it is interesting, I probably will also.
In addition to the capture side of the equation (capture meaning the actual taking of pictures) I am also very adept at post processing (meaning everything involved once the image has been taken).
I do my own printing in-house on an Epson 7900 24" wide-format professional ink-jet printer. My primary software of choice is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Extended. I am currently working in CS4, but once I am confident that any major bugs have been sussed out of CS5 I will be making the move.
I LOVE photography and am incredibly fortunate to be able to make my livelihood doing what I love. It hasn't always been this way, I worked for 24 years at a REAL job, but let me tell you, I have never worked as long or as hard as I have since making photography my career. Having said that I wouldn't change a thing! So if you love photography and want to move to the next level join in.