Welcome 2017!

drp_20161115_1003-2With a flash, 2016 was gone! I know that 2017 will bring many new adventures and corresponding photographs. It is finally cool here in Arizona, so much more wildlife will soon be emerging, and I hope to be there to take it all in.

In 2016, my photography was centered around wildlife. In years past I had spend many seasons photographing local sports teams, so when I decided to lock in on wildlife photography, I had to learn some new tricks. I had a few travel excursions to the Northwestern US and in the fall I attended my first Canon Explorers of Light workshop in New Mexico. My excellent instructor was Charles Glatzer a renowned wildlife photographer and I learned a lot from him.

My hope for 2017 in to improve my photographic skills in both wildlife and travel photography. I will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand in the new year so watch for those galleries. I have also come to love using Adobe’s new Spark Pages to showcase my work. Look for links to past adventures via Spark. These pages look awesome from any device and allow me to easily add text and color to these adventures.

Until next time..Capture, Create, and Share!


p.s. I am constantly tweaking DRP.Photo so please come back often to see new galleries. I will also be posting updates to my twitter page, so be sure to follow @DRPPhotos!


What Photography means to me.

"                               "Hello and welcome to my blog. As an introduction to myself, I thought it best to tell you a little about how I became a photographer. I feel that any profession one undertakes, should be as rewarding and evolutionary as life is itself. This is how we grow as people.

As a child I had no real interest in photography. Sure Dad would gather us around and show us his Kodak slideshows after a vacation, but I had no interest in how a photo was made, or more importantly how to capture something special. The process back them was time consuming and costly.

In my first true “career”, I used computers a lot. The internet was an infant, and I became a tech geek. The ability to share images was still cumbersome while the monitors to view these small digital images would be considered poor by todays standards. Yet digital photography and the supporting technology around it, matured rapidly and I was hooked.

Today the technology is so advanced, and the speed at which images are captured and shared is staggering. The rise of smart phones and social media has made us all not only better photographers, but better communicators. One can now share a single picture with one individual or millions of people with a press of a button. That is an extremely powerful tool for humankind.

Photography allows us to capture our very personal journey through life. It creates reflections of our past, communicates what is happening now, and intelligently helps to better navigate ones future.

I hope you enjoy my journey.