As a member of the United States Army Reserves, I have been able to develop my public affairs and photography skills in places such as Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. While deployed, I was honored to work with some pretty great people too (CBS’s Lara Logan, radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham, and country music star Toby Keith).
I have been fortunate. Some of my work has been published in magazines and newspapers across the country, including Soldiers Magazine. I am a recipient of a Keith L. Ware photojournalism Award for my work in Bosnia, and some Brumfield Excellence in Journalism Awards for my work in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Outside of the Army, I was selected to work as a photographer for Flip Flop Foto (http://www.flipflopfoto.com/). For a few years, I captured shots at weddings, magazine shoots, community events, and portrait sessions. The variety and artistry there was amazing, and had a huge impact on how I shoot.
Today, I work for the U.S. Army as a public affairs chief. This means that I get to take photographs, shoot video and write articles/press releases as my job. It is great to be able to do the things I enjoy as work. (The operational tempo has had a huge impact on my personal time though. Hence, I have not posted on my personal blog is so long. But, I hope to change that soon as I find a new balance.)
However, I have so much more to learn. I am not a big technical person with my camera. For me, it is more about showing the natural beauty in life that surrounds us. I think my passion for photography and my ability to see the uniqueness in the ordinary are what makes my pictures good. Now, if I could just step up my game with some technical processes…
My goal with this blog is to share some of the photos I have taken over the years (and have yet to take). I hope you enjoy them. I also would like to learn more technical aspects of photography while networking in the photo-blog arena. So, comments and criticisms are welcome in effort to improve.
Please enjoy and thank you for stopping by!
Oh, and if like reading, I have another blog where I ponder life, share stories, and occasionally whip out a poem. It can be found on WordPress as well and is called Chasing Life and Finding Dreams.
Come back soon:)
Disclaimer: “Anything posted on my blog is my personal opinion and does not constitute an endorsement, opinion or official position of the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or any other government office or branch of service.”