I am an instructor and course adviser at BetterPhoto.com's online photography school. Also, I am the the co-author of "The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography" (Learn to Master Composition, Color, and Design; Amphoto, 2011) and "The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light" (Learn to Capture Stunning Light in any Situation; Amphoto, 2012).
In addition, I'm also the photographer of the photo-essay books "The Golden Dream: California from Gold Rush to Statehood" and "California Desert." My work has also been published in Outdoor Photographer and Shutterbug magazines, Hallmark Cards, and Sierra Club Calendars, and in American Express advertisements.
I live with my wife, Mary, in the country near Sacramento, CA, with our six Newfoundland dogs, six cats, two horses, and a mixed terrier.