Like many people, I have loved photography since I was very young. As kids my friend Errick and I would save our nickels and dimes until we could buy a roll of Kodachrome 25. It had to be slide film because we couldn’t afford to get prints. This turned out to be excellent training because slide films have such narrow latitude for exposure. Today we live in a digital world; much has changed, but the fun remains!

I have gravitated to commercial and real estate photography because I find something very satisfying about this niche. Of course I shoot landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, etc., but for the business of photography I particularly enjoy homes and architecture, widgets, corporate needs, and the like.

Photography is my second career. I taught high school in the San Diego area. My first degree was in Music with minors in Humanities and English. Later I studied programming and taught computer courses. My masters degree is in an area called Instructional Technology which deals with problem solving in business and industry.

When I am not behind the camera or working with image editing software, you might find me enjoying amateur (ham) radio. Here I am at the controls of radio station NZ5H. Yeah, that’s a Morse code key I’m using. Out of the radio shack I volunteer for emergency communications duty at local events such as the Boston Marathon and the Run of the Charles kayak race.
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You are more likely to see me in this pose:
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Cheers!
-Mike