Somewhere between the ages of 10 and 12 my father bought for me a Brownie Hawkeye which began a “love affair” between me and photography which continues to this day. I only wish that my Dad could see the results of that love today.
Photography became more serious for me as I started to develop more skills and techniques. Today I categorize my work as Creative Photography, the ability to take a regular image and create something new from it.
My first venture in this Creative process resulted in my receiving a “Best Of Show” Gold Medal award in an International Competition. Since then, I have received numerous awards, both Nationally and Internationally.
Communing with nature is very exciting and a great way of Photographing birds and catching them in flight When I review my shots and discover I have caught the right moment I feel a great reward and a realization that all aspects of photographic art have become for me, a most satisfying way of capturing the beauty of life in all its elements.
Best In Show/ Gold Medal win in PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, an International Competition.
1st Place in the Marco Island Earth Day Competition in both the “Creative” and “Trees” competitions.
Honorable Mention for two Exhibitions Without Walls Competitions
Won a “Before and After” competition with Popular Photography Magazine.
Three times awarded as Photographer of the Year in the Naples Camera Club.
Received numerous awards from Florida Camera Club Council
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, DPI-SIG CAMERA CLUB AND NAPLES CAMERA CLUB
Fifth Place in the Bonita Center For The Arts Competition, 2015
Honorable Mention in the Marco Island Art Center
Juried into several Art Shows Naples Art Center,
Juried into Competition, Exhibitions without walls International competition
Marco Island Earth Day Competition
Popular Photography Magazine
Juried into Rookery Bay Reserve, Bonita Center For The Arts
Juried into Marco Island Art Center
The last 6 years, Competition Chairman and Vice President for the Naples Camera Club.
Board of Directors member as the FCCC Southwest Florida Area Rep. and the Rep. for the Photographic Society of America (PSA.)
Completed the PSA course on Image Analysis and the judges training course offered by DPI-SIG