I got started in photography during the film age before it was replaced with digital.
I took basic photography and dark room film processing classes when I was much younger, at the University of Arkansas.
I later began a career in Law Enforcement and worked as Detective for over 20 years. As a Detective, I had to photograph our crime scenes because at that time we did not have a Crime Scene Investigator. I received further photography training in order to correctly photograph and process the crime scene.
On my off-duty time, I began photographing wildlife. I wanted to photograph things I enjoyed, not just the evil things that I was experiencing in my career, and the horrific photos I was required to take as a Detective.
I retired after 25 years of service and now photograph wildlife full time.
I enjoy the different National Wildlife Refugees and spent a lot of my time at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This refuge is close to where I live and an easy drive. I have spent 20 years experiencing and enjoying this refuge and I know it well.
I bought a cabin next to the Ouachita National Forest a few years ago here in Arkansas. I spend lots of time hiking and exploring this National Forest with my camera. Although I do travel some to other states, most of my photos are taken at these two locations.
I use Canon and Fujifilm cameras for my wildlife and landscape photos. I had numerous cameras but in 2015 I sold most of them and I now use the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the Fujifilm X-T3.
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 1.4x Extender
Canon EF 2.0x Extender
Gitzo GT3530LS 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod
Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head
Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW II Backpack
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Fringer EF-FX Pro
I Edit and Process my Photos in Luminar 3
If you would like to follow my photography, you can find out what I’m up to via my blog.