10 Photo Workouts To Make You A Better Photographer Saturday - 3:00 pm


I never intended to make my living as a photographer.  But my last semester of college I took a photography class, and a little while later, the hook was set. I spent every day and most nights taking pictures and then on Mondays and Saturdays, printing in the dark room at the Salt Lake Art Center. 

In 1999, I started taking clients and have been working as a photographer ever since. Five years from now, I see myself still taking wedding and portrait clients, plus, mixing that in with more and more teaching as I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned with other people.

There’s a lot about photography that I love, but one thing that stands out is that it grants access to people and situations that you just can’t get on your own. You photograph someone famous or travel to a remote location and are placed in situations that wouldn’t come your way unless you had a camera in your hand, a vision in your head, and a sensibility for shared humanity in your heart.

I don’t do a very good job of actively seeking publication, so I’m always grateful when it happens. Some of the most notable places my photographs have appeared have been the following magazines: People, Parade, Photographers Forum, PDN, American Photo, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal and on a handful of well-known blogs.