I am currently a senior lecturer and director of corporate education at the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management. I am responsible for program management of several key UT Dallas executive education corporate accounts. I also teach business classes in Paris, France. My background is in sales and marketing including 24 years in management positions in the video game business.
My interest in photography began when I worked at Odeon Photo in Paris, France. Access to cameras and lenses, plus a dark room was a once in a life time experience. After returning home to New York I studied art at Manhattanville College. I had an opportunity to study various aspects of art including art history, print making, drawing and painting classes. I never stopped taking photos. I honed my skills as a student assistant managing the college darkroom. In 1973 I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After college I participated in juried art shows and sold a few photographs and paintings. Since I required shelter and food I began a successful career in business and education.
In 2000 I moved from a Nikon film camera to an Olympus point and shoot. I took great photos but too many other hobbies and distractions kept me from getting serious. Four years ago I purchased a Canon T1i. This led to upgrading the Canon kit lenses to higher quality lenses such as a EF 70-200 f2.8 IS, EF 300 mm f4 IS, EF-S 10-22 mm, EF 100 f2.8 IS macro lens and finally a new Canon 7D body. Equipment I dreamed of owning as a student. Listening to podcast, watching photographers on You-Tube, and enrolling in workshops helped me take my photography skill set beyond my school days. My travel schedule allows me to travel to many interesting and exotic places. In particular you will find a large number of images from France.
I am a member of the Dallas Camera Club where I have placed in several competitions in first, second or third. I have two first place ribbons and an honorable mention ribbon in the Richardson, Texas Annual Photo Contest.I also have been entering larger photo contest as well.
My interest is urban landscapes and urban “wildlife”. My love is nature, wildlife, and landscape photography.