Along with his
boldly went where no man had gone before.
As a boy, he
was gifted with Fred Hoyle's Astronomy
On the cover was the glossiest, color photo of M27- the Dumbbell Nebula in the blackest, velvet sky.
knew from that moment he
would someday photograph the heavens' wonders.
Artistic by nature, it's less about Cosmology and more about the thrill of the hunt for the myriad of beautiful shapes and colors throughout the universe.
has the ability to reduce the difficult concepts of Astro-Imaging to the essentials and effectively teach it to others.
Astrophoto tutorial business IP4AP (http://www.IP4AP.com) was named a Sky & Telescope Magazine
'Hot Product' in 2007, and he
has given hundreds of clients the world over, a 'quick start' to taking their own great photos.
It is his
desire to convince new imagers that they can accomplish anything they want in amateur Astrophotography, while emphasizing the importance of artfulness in a largely left-brained hobby.
is proud to have been published as a photographer and author in: SKY & Telescope, Astronomy, AstroPhoto Insight, and Amateur Astronomy magazines
, and many places on the World Wide Web, most prestigiously- NASA's APOD.
images can be viewed at www.BillionsandBillions.com.
is currently writing a book for Springer Press
, and preparing a new tutorial series.
He was Atik CCD's US representative in 2009 and is a consultant for Celestron.
has presented at the Advanced, the North East, and the Midwest Astro-Imaging Conferences, the Black Forest, Texas, Okie-Tex, Winter, and Hidden Hollow Star Parties, and to groups as varied as Boy and Girl Scouts, Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries, and camera clubs.