I have been making photographs since the 1950's. I think what has always attracted me to photography, other than the ability to capture people, events and nature at a particular point in time, is that it is a technical art. Besides needing to be creative and be able to visualize compositions that are interesting, a photographer must understand the technical aspects of the tools being used. Exposure, lighting, film speed (ISO settings in the digital world), and computer manipulation all require technical mastery. That suits me.
I have studied photography with Nancy Ori, who taught at Ansel Adams workshops, and with Chip Forelli, a noted commercial and fine art photographer.
Besides free-lance assignment work and fine art photography exhibitions, I was recently working on a project to photograph the entire orchid collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden- more than 6,000 different plants!