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HMFIC Photography

Although currently on assignment in Saudi Arabia till early 2019, he is normally located in North Georgia, USA, providing quality, professional portrait, boudoir, wildlife, and landscape photography services. Vernon is a simple man who loves spending time with his wife of more than 25 years and his family. Although always somewhat artistic in his youth, drawing, painting etc. His passion for photography was ignited when, just before his freshman year in high school, his father gave him an old Konica 35mm camera and a couple of telephoto lenses. Although put on hold for a few years while he served in the US Marines as a KC-130 technician, aircrew member, and instructor, Vernon has never lost the love of photography.

​ “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, the first time,” his father would say. As an emerging, award winning photographer, Vernon has never forgotten this and applies it, along with his life experiences and lessons learned, to everything he does. He has received multiple accolades from his peers, won multiple blue ribbon contests, placed ahead of more than 50 other contestants to win multiple online photo challenges in the categories of boudoir, wildlife and landscape, featured in multiple Behind the Lens blog posts, selected to be featured on the website, and rose above 6,500 other images to be selected as a finalist in a online photo contest.

​ Not being much of a writer, photography has become his medium for capturing and expressing those precious moments in time. When not talking about myself in the third person and agonizing over what to say, I enjoy hiking, camping, biking, reading, traditional archery and, well, just about anything involving the outdoors. I especially enjoy assignments where I have the opportunity to travel.

​“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

~ Elliott Erwitt

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