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Photography Teacher

About /Galleries



This site reflects three  photographic interests: doing photography for others (Photographer), teaching photography (Photography Teacher), and pursuing my own  projects (About / Galleries).


Because I'm both passionate and serious, you'll find much to read here which you may skim or skip. I readily respond to "I need some images" or "I want to learn."


Please look around, enjoy your visit, and send an email by clicking the contact icon (top right).







Want some images?



My clients become partners in creating  images. I have no designed "packages," because I prefer designing  a custom plan with each client.  Clients might act as models or art directors.  If you can't imagine assuming a leading role in a project, don't fret; you'll adapt and your  participation will make better images. This collaboration  resembles the graphic on the right. Click in the Result area to see some sample images from a variety of photography assignments.



Want to learn photography?


Learning must be collaborative. A skilled teacher bridges from a student to a complex body of knowledge by understanding the student and the field of study.  That effective teacher doesn't know everything about the subject, but continues study because learning extends the boundaries of ignorance; the more we know, the more we know we need to know. In teaching, I try to understand what someone wants to know, what strategies are likely to get them to that comprehension, and how I can share my knowledge. I see photography comprehensively. We focus on particular skills and topics, but  fit them into the whole photographic enterprise.  The diagram plays on this notion. Clicking on the "result" panel will provide more explanation, including an overview of skills and learning topics.





More than 50 years ago I picked up my first real camera, a 35 mm rangefinder, loaded it with Kodachrome  (at ISO 10), and began an adventure that persists into the present. Shifting later to an SLR,  I continued shooting chrome throughout my film period, added printing and developing to  my skills, and learned to deal with the low tolerance of the chrome process. When I acquired my first digital camera in 2003 I put film aside. Earlier, scanning slides led me to discover Photoshop, the darkroom for digital photographers. I've enjoyed learning its increasing power to make images more accurately depict what I see.

Several years ago I immersed myself in Lightroom, primarily to manage and organize my image library.




 Currently the site includes nine galleries:

1.) Headshots

2.) Featured Model

3.) A Day in Paris

4.) Around Houston

5.) Canals, France 2015

6.) Material Nudes

7.) Dunes and Nudes

8.) Sundancers

9.) Recent Shoot

Galleries with artistic nudes are marked NSFW on the Galleries Index Page. Each gallery may be viewed in full screen mode.


  Click the camera to access the Gallery Index  Page.  Move among galleries by clicking a button below the main  image or click the camera to return to the Index Page.