-Fun, Passionate, and Driven
-Sponsored by Nikon USA
-Published by National Geographic
-Suited Most for Outdoors Photography
Hey, what's up y'all! I'm a passionate and driven individual with a focus on wildlife and conservation photojournalism, but I also dabble in engagements, weddings, large events, adventure, and outdoor extreme sports. I'm definitely most suited for outdoor work but have worked in challenging indoor environments with multiple types of lighting, like in wet labs for marine research and expos.
In the time I've been in this, I've thankfully metamorphosed into an award-winning photographer, Nikon Professional, Ethics Committee Member at NANPA, large carnivore tracker, and instructor. I founded Wild Expectations, am represented by Wildscreen, am also a founding member of Wild Idea Lab, and have appeared on multiple judging panels. My publications include National Geographic Education, Defenders of Wildlife, Improve Photography, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Outdoors California, and The Press Democrat, among others.
Awards, honors and recognition
・TOP 20 AND JUDGE'S CHOICE, NANPA 2019 SHOWCASE COMPETITION ・TOP 250, NANPA 2019 SHOWCASE COMPETITION ・SEMI-FINALIST, NANPA 2019 SHOWCASE COMPETITION ・SECOND PLACE IN MAMMALS CATEGORY, PROJECT NOAH, 2017 BEST WILDLIFE PHOTOS ・TOP 25, CALTROUT, 2017 ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST ・GRAND PRIZE WINNER, PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2016, CALIFORNIA WATCHABLE WILDLIFE ・FIRST PLACE OVERALL, CALIFORNIA WATCHABLE WILDLIFE, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2016 PHOTO CONTEST ・HONORABLE MENTION, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE, 2015 ANNUAL NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST
A fun fact about me
I was crowned Party King of Santa Clara, years ago.
Nikon D500, Nikon D7200
Sigma 8-16mm f 4.5-5.6, Sigma 150-600mm f 5-6.3, Sigma 105mm f 2.8
Breaking the Ice
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