James is a passionate photographer, experienced in post-processing images, author of several books, free to travel, highly motivated, successful event manager, and adventurer. He recently retired and chose to devote himself to freelance photography and writing after more than 30 years as a passionate hobby. He is experienced in landscape and nature photography, as well as architecture, real estate, travel, railroads, and still life. He also has extensive experience in post-processing images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as experience in using Adobe InDesign and Muse. He is available for a part time or contract work where he can pursue his passion and continue to learn. James has attended numerous photography workshops at the Santa Fe School of Photography, as well as several National Geographic Society photography seminars.
I love travelling to new places, taking photographs and writing about the people and places I encounter, whether it's a thousand miles from home or just around the next bend in the road. There's always something to explore.
I suppose my greatest personal satisfaction has come from putting together stories using my photography and travel journals that I publish regularly as a blog.
I've had a few of my photographs published in a couple of trade magazines, as well as a book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Anza-Borrego Foundation.
It might not be a "fun" fact, but unusual none the less. During the height of the Vietnam War, I was drafted into the US Army and trained in the maintenance of Atomic Demolition Munitions. I served 18 months in Germany, stationed at a remote mountain post on the East German border.