I am a retired engineer who has been taking photographs for over 45 years. My first love is photojournalism, especially sports, trying to catch "the moment", whether it's a spectacular athletic feat, facial expression, or a touching moment that creates a lifelong memory. I started taking sports action photos with my children and now I'm shooting my grandchildren's sports -- baseball, basketball, soccer, football, softball, tennis and gymnastics. My goal is to make every photo worthy of the player's scrapbook, and not strain your pocket book doing it.
My desire for realism can also be seen in my portraits; informal and candid, shot in natural and believable settings. I also enjoys "scapes", land, sea and sky, that will compliment your home and office. See the "Wall Hangers" link under the All Galleries tab at the top of any page for the most popular images.
I have lived in Elkhorn for over 40 years, and will accept commission engagements throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. I appreciate the time you have taken to visit my website, and invite you to check out my blog for commentary on photos posted each week.
Awards & Publications:
-- Two images selected by Nebraska Tourism Counsel for May and June in their 2018 calendar.
--Six Honorable Mentions in multiple categories of 100 or more entries in monthly regional contests of 42 clubs in 11 states.
-- Five Honorable Mentions in multiple categories of 100 or more entries in monthly regional contests of 42 camera clubs in 11 states. One Honorable Mention in the Annual Best-of-the-Best contest.
-- Three images selected for the 2017 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon; only 23% of 3,446 entries from 21 states were selected for the Salon. Out of 1,064 photographers, only 66 (6%) had three of their four entries accepted.
--Five images selected out of over 800 submissions in a state-wide contest sponsored by the Hildegard Art Center in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society for a traveling exhibit to celebrate the State's 150th birthday. Photos will be on display throughout 2017 in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, Lincoln's Great Plains Art Museum, and four other art museums across the state.
--One 1st Place, one 2nd Place and 3 Honorable Mentions in multiple categories of 100 or more entries from monthly contests of 42 camera clubs in an 11-state region.
-- Three images selected for the 2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon; only 24% of 3,642 entries from 22 states were selected for the Salon. Out of 1,143 photographers, only 61 (5%) had three of their four entries accepted.
-- First Place in "Toning, Tinting & Solarization" category at 2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon.
-- Four images selected in a state-wide contest to be enlarged, printed, framed and hung in a new wing of Saunders County Health Clinic.
-- One photo selected for the 2015 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon; only 24% of 3330 entries from 20 states were selected for the Salon.
-- One 3rd Place and 4 Honorable Mentions in multiple categories of 100 or more entries from monthly contests of 42 camera clubs in an 11-state region.
-- Two photos selected for the 2014 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon; only 22% of close to 4,000 entries from 20 states were selected for the Salon.
-- 2nd Place finish in Travel category of 110 entries from 11-state region of 42 camera clubs, October,2014.
-- Four photos published in Omaha World Herald's 2012 "Focus on Nebraska" book.
-- Family portrait used in "Ankeny Living" magazine, Fall, 2012.
-- Winner of "Editor's Choice" Award in View Bug's 2012 photo contest.
-- First Place in Nature Category in 2011 Sarpy Area Arts Photo Contest.