First of all, thanks for visiting. This site is the new location for my old blog physicsinalaska.blogspot.com. It still exists for now, but there will be no more updates made to that blog, everything is in here now.
The main reason that I have transferred to this site is so I can make an attempt to sell a few of the pictures I have taken. Friends and family frequently suggest that I sell some of my photos to stock agencies, but I simply don’t see my pictures as ‘stock’. It’s probably true that this would be the easiest way to make a buck, but every picture that I take is pretty special to me; sometimes requiring me to stand out in -40° weather for extended periods of time. In the stock world these become ‘just another photo’, which I want to avoid. I also don’t want to get in the habit of taking pictures because I think they will sell well. That’s scary, and not why I’m into photography in the first place.
Some disclaimers: I’m not a ‘professional’ photographer. I don’t do this as a job, it’s just something I enjoy. I’ve seen a need for making it easy to buy some of these pictures from the number of e-mails I get requesting to use my photos to make prints and canvases. I get occasional requests for commercial use and have been featured on NPR’s The Picture Show, The Matador Network, and as an Earth Science Picture of the Day. If you like a photo and want to make a canvas or large print out of it, get a small print first. The color on your screen is not necessarily the color you see in print; all monitors are different. If something is not to par on resolution, I won’t automatically make it available for large printing (you’ll have to e-mail me). Some of my aurora photos may look great on the screen, but my camera (Nikon D90) is not adept for low light situations and the resolution is frequently poor. Hopefully this will change soon. I recently began shooting with the Nikon D7000 which has a much more powerful and higher resolution sensor.
Again, thanks for coming! If you just stumbled across this site and want to see some of my pictures check out my flickr page of everything and anything. Check back frequently, since I’ll be making a lot of updates in the coming weeks.