about me

Odds are you know my name is Dean, but that may be all you know about me.

I'll start with a disclaimer - I'm not a professional photographer. My list of accomplishments is short; I won the photo contest at my office, came in third in a slightly larger contest and to date, have sold a single print (thanks mom!). This website is simply a part of my hobby.

I've known for awhile I enjoy photography, but it wasn't until 4 years ago I picked up my first DSLR camera. A friend helped me pick out the Canon Rebel t3i, which at the time seemed massive and expensive. Little did I know of what was yet to come. I taught myself how to use it. There were some pretty big "learning moments" along the way (if you ever need hundreds of blurry dolphin pictures, let me know). Now I've got the basics figured out, but I know there is still so much I've yet to learn.

What I have learned, is what I love shooting - nature. There's something about being submersed in nature, whether it's scrambling up one of the Rocky Mountains, camping on an active volcano in Nicaragua, or staring a great horned owl in the eye. I find there's this moment of excitement for exactly where I am. It's hard to explain. I'm sure people can relate with whatever their particular passion may be. I hope I've been able to convey this feeling as you look through some of my photos.

I would love to hear from you. If there's anything you really liked or any (constructive) criticisms you have, please send me a message. You can also give me a follow on facebook, twitter or instagram (see icons below).