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I am an Olympus Visionary and professional photographer, author and lecturer who specializes in birds and product photography. I've been involved with photography for nearly 50 years and my work has appeared in more than 200 publications.

I was one of the first photographers ever to receive the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. I also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation.

I hold the title Master Photographer from the Washington Professional Photographers Association and was awarded the designation Signed Master with the Studio Of Masters in China. I have also been accredited by The Societies of Photographers as an Associate of The Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers. (ASINWP) 

I founded one of the first dedicated, Internet photography sites -, co-founded the first photography related podcast, This Week In Photography (TWIP), co-founded Photography Podcast Network (PPN) and the PictureMethods podcast.

I have written or co-written the following books:

Eagle Monograph
Photographing Birds at Bosque del Apache
Americana Photography
Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Pro Photographer 
88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers 
88 Secrets to Wildlife Photography 
88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography 
72 Essays On Photography 
Secrets of HDR 
The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure
How To Photograph Guitars (In Process)