Available Light Photography

As you might guess from the title of this site, I rely on capturing the available light - even for night photography. 

Like many of us, I had my first camera in high school, but the darkroom chemicals and the long delay between snapping the shutter and seeing the picture dulled my interest in photography.

My first digital camera in 1994 removed both these problems. I now shoot with digital cameras exclusively, develop using my digital darkroom and print on archival quality paper. This gives me creative control from visualization to delivery of the finished photograph.

My use of the "digital darkroom" is limited to coaxing the picture I see out of the image captured by the camera - and overcoming the limitations of both optical and electronic technology. Yes, I crop, dodge and burn - but never add or subtract elements.

Composition and timing remain the most important ingredients for a good photograph. The eye behind the viewfinder is more important than the camera or the lens.

Please click on the pictures below to visit my online galleries.

"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment."

"You don't take a photograph, you make it."

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."

"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."

- Ansel Adams