I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in Biology. I then did postgraduate work in Microbiology. At the same time I went to work in a hospital laboratory and also became a registered Cardiopulmonary Technologist. Some say that photography is an art. Some say it is a science, While they are probably both correct, my scientific background has certainly helped me grasp the technical aspects of photography.
My passion for photography started in 1979 with the purchase of my first 35 mm camera, a Pentax. Shortly after that I purchased my first true system camera, a Canon AE-1. For the next 20 plus years I pursued photography as a hobby primarily interested in landscapes. For those of you that can appreciate this I ultimately ended up using a medium format system, a Mamiya 645.
Our entire adult lives my wife, Barb, and I have been involved with horses. I trained horses through undergraduate school and graduate school to pay college expenses. I have completed the AQHA Championship on several horses and have had many high point horses in the Quarter Horse Association of Nebraska. Most recently I was the Champion Non Pro in the Central Plains Reining Horse Association for 2007. I am both a National Reining Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association approved judge. I hope you will visit the Four Winds Farm Page link above and see our horses.
Finally, I have done just that, put it all together. I hope you will agree that I have the background as scientist, horseman and photographer to offer that unique perspective to capture your important horse images.
A lot of people have asked me what equipment I use so here it is. I now use Canon Professional digital SLR's exclusively. I use a Canon 5D primarily for portraits and landscapes and most of my equine photography. For fast moving sports and equine photography, like cutting, I use a Canon 1DMkII. I have a Canon amateur camera, a 40D, primarily for backup. For lenses I use the following Canon 70-200 F/4L, Canon 24-105 F/4L IS, Canon 50 1.8, Canon 100 F/2, Tamron 28-75 F/2.8, Tokina 12-24 F/4, Tokina 19-35 F3.5-4.5, Sigma 80-400 F/4.5-5.6 OS. And, of course, I have all sorts of lighting gear.