“Be prepared” is the Girl Scout motto. Anyone who has traveled with me on a shoot knows that I always come prepared. The weight of my backpack alone supports legions of massage therapists across the globe. Japanese macaque monkeys (more… […]

Join me on Friday, February 21st from 6-8pm at Chagrin Arts in Downtown Chagrin Falls.  Chagrin Arts is located at 88 N. Main Street, next to Huntington Bank.  I have photos on display from India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Italy, Cambodia, China,… […]

Last year I traveled around the Dalat area in Vietnam for several days. I had an amazing guide during this time (thank you Trung Tín Hứa ) who quickly realized the kind of photos I wanted to take. He helped… […]

Asking ten people what makes a good photo will yield ten different answers. There are many different ingredients that go into making a good image. For me, the one ingredient that stands out above the rest is simplicity. It is… […]

In early December (2013) my image of two of my daughters playing at the park titled “Woncha be my friend?” was jury selected to be included in a show at the Broadview Heights Municipal Complex. It was one of only… […]

On a recent trip to Turkey we were fortunate enough to visit some of the villages in the countryside.  In general, the people were very kind about having their photo taken.  Once the camera was raised, however, a protective wall… […]

This photo is from a recent trip to Turkey. How many eye-level photos do we actually take? That would be a great GPS metadata tag addition to our cameras. Getting down low can add an exciting new perspective to often-photographed… […]

I found this amazing edge of light at the Kucek Ayasofya Mosque in Istanbul. The light shining through a window nicely illuminated the beautiful archway. The architecture of the scene was already wonderful, but I wanted even more. I watched… […]

Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, selected three of my images to be included in the 2013 Western Reserve Open Photography Competition. The pieces are Googly-Eyes Adelies, Vietnam Five, and Working in India #1. They… […]

I am very excited to announce that the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society has invited me to speak there next spring. They are an amazing camera club in my area who truly inspire with their nature, wildlife, and landscape images. Please… […]

For a couple of days in the summer of 2012 I wandered around the streets of Kashgar, China and fell in love.  If you have seen the movie The Kite Runner, which was filmed there, you would understand why.  The… […]

During my trip to Vietnam in the spring of this year I visited the town of Sapa in the Sa Pa district of the Lao Cai province.  It was there that I came across this amazing elderly woman from the… […]

Oftentimes people envision travel photography as arriving at a destination where the setting is pre-made into a beautiful scene and all you need to do is leisurely bring your camera up to your face and press the shutter button.  This… […]

“Googly-Eyed Adelies”, which was taken in Antarctica in January of this year, was just chosen as one of the finalists in Photo District News Faces Portrait Contest in the Animal Portraits section.  The photo appears in the September edition of… […]

In 2011, I found myself in a makeshift photography shoot on a partly cloudy day in Cuba. I used off-camera flash to take some photos of this Cuban man with an amazing face. At the time I used a Nikon… […]