At a young age I was always fascinated by nature. I loved to go out into the woods and just discover and learn about God’s creation. Then I picked up my parents' camera and began capturing what I saw. I enjoyed being able to look back on what I had found. I eventually bought my own camera, a Canon Powershot A560, and a passion for photography began to grow in me. Spending nine days in the Grand Canyon was a turning point in my journey with photography. The vast canyon was so magnificent and I realized that I had to bring part of it back to everyone who was unable to experience it themselves.
After taking many photos with my point and shoot camera I decided to purchase my first DSLR. I chose a Canon Rebel XT. A whole new world was opened up when I began shooting with this camera. I visited Acadia National Park with my Canon Rebel and brought back many great photos. After a stormy day in Acadia the sky cleared up at sunset and I decided to photograph the rocky coast. I experimented with long exposures and was amazed at how they turned out. One of the photos was selected as a finalist in Canon’s Photography in the Parks contest and I received 3rd place. After the contest I decided to sell all of my equipment and upgrade to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It was a big transition but well worth it.
I am always ready to experiment with my camera and learn new techniques for creating better photographs. Now, whenever I’m outside I am looking for the details in life that most people walk right by. My goal is to capture the beauty of nature in a way that connects with the viewer and tells a personal story to them.
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