My photography focuses on nature with my main interests being bird photography, landscapes and wildlife, especially Sea Otters and Elephant Seals. People often ask what kind of photography I do, and I struggle explaining, because my work doesn’t fit into an easily defined category, beyond, well, “Nature stuff”. The best way to describe what I do, is to answer “this is me“:
I am Giving Away my Photos (to the right causes)
For years I’ve had it on my web site that charitable organizations can license my photos for free for their use on request. To make it easier for organizations to use them, I am creating a distribution that can be downloaded in bulk and kept locally for use as convenient without having to go searching or asking for permission.
Bird/wildlife and landscape work are very different skill sets and require different gear to work, and often conflict with each other; there’s nothing quite like being out with a 500mm lens chasing a Sandhill Crane when the late afternoon sunlight explodes into the glorious magic sunset dance, and your wide angle gear is 30 minutes away locked in the car.
These days I shoot Fuji gear (see What’s in my Camera Bag for details), and I’m happy to answer questions about it if I can, or to talk incessantly about digital darkroom technique in Lightroom, so if I can be of help, please feel free to ask..
If you are a 501(c)(3) organization (or equivalent), you can apply to get a free set of these images. It will come with a free use non-exclusive license. Attribution is optional but appreciated. The license is perpetual; the only restriction is you cannot share these images outside of your organization.
I do a lot of nature photography and visit wildlife refuges and parks, and so this distribution is of interest primarily to environmental type organizations and to date my images have been licensed by organizations including Audubon and the Nature Conservancy. You can find out more here. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk.