Sandhills Community College Digital Photography 2018
Richmond Community College Advanced Photography 1981
Richmond Community College Basic Photography 1980
It seems i always had a camera around. I remember playing around with cheap 126 mm cameras when I was very young. Somewhere around age 9 or 10, I was given a Poloroid Swinger for Christmas. You have to have a little age on you to remember these. But, you took the image, removed it from the camera, waved it around for a minute or so, peeled it apart, and voila, a black and white print. When races were being held at nearby Rockingham Dragway, my dad would take me to a road where we knew the cars would be returning from the track. I learned to pan with the haulers to keep them from being blurred in the photo while still showing background motion. My first adventure in motorsports photography, and a skill I am still trying to perfect.
It was some years later that I bought my first real camera, a 35mm Mamiya/Sekor and the result was much better photos. Friends and family began asking for photos I had taken and that motivated me to wanting to take better quality images. I took classes, and upgraded to Nikon at the recommendation of a teacher. After a conversation with the sports editor of the local newspaper, I found myself covering motorsports for The Richmond County Daily Journal. Soon after, my photos could be found in publications such as: Quick Times Racing News, IHRA Drag Review, Super Stock, and RJ Reynolds promotional material.
My portrait work was also in demand, so I teamed up with best friend Tommy Sinclair to establish T&T Photography, specializing in weddings and portraits.
Unfortunately, trying to work a 'real' job and maintain the photography business took it's toll, so I stepped away from photography to focus on family.
With children grown and retirement looming, I have returned to what I have enjoyed since I was young. I have been welcomed into the motorsports community, and am an official photographer at Rockingham Dragway, and can also occasionally be found at other tracks across the nation.
While I am not doing weddings at this time, I am doing portraiture and events, as well as landscape photography, which I do so enjoy.
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