Don has been living on the Oregon Coast for the past 19 years (a California transplant), where he enjoys the opportunity to pursue his photographic interests in landscape, seascape, macro, abstract, and the Coastal Range. The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast provides Don with continual inspiration and subject matter. Don loves to travel with his wife Carol (also a talented photographer) to out-of-the-way and remote locations where tourists seldom travel.
Don has been active involved in photography for many years. Mostly self-taught he has taken instruction under Tony Mason and Wood Sabold at Southwestern Oregon Community College. He uses a range of 35mm SLR/DSLR Pentax cameras to capture his images. Don has studied painting in various media and is an avid collector of fine art prints. His goals include incorporating his photographic interests, love of art and matting and framing talents into one venue. He is actively involved in the Oregon Coast Photographers’ Association (OCPA) and currently serves on the OCPA Board of Directors.
Carol has been seriously involved in photography since moving to Oregon in 1993. According to Carol, 'living in one of the most beautiful places on earth provides continuing inspiration for my photography.' Carol also started out working in oil paints. While on a vacation to Oregon Don loaned her his Pentax MX so she could photograph scenes she would late want to paint. She was hooked on photography from that day forward.
Her favorite subjects are closes-ups of nature, scenic, and street scenes that border on the bizarre. She is also enjoying the opportunity to create photo based art using PhotoShop as well as other creative software.
Carol is actively involved in the Oregon Coast Photographers' and has won numerous awards in local and state competitions.