A retired USAF Officer and Information Technology Corporate Executive and Program Manager, Mr. Brown retired and moved to Charlotte, NC in 2005. He grew up in Western Kentucky (Paducah) and served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from the USAF in 1982 after serving the previous 5 years as an Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He then joined Computer Sciences Corporation and retired again in July 2005 as Vice President, Government Consulting business unit.
Mr Brown resides now in Charlotte, NC and was President of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Assn (CNPA) for 5 years. He is an active member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Photographic Society of America (PSA). He now spends full time practicing his chosen avocation of nature and wildlife photography in many of the U.S. parks and wildlife reserves. He teaches a Masterclass in Fine Art Printing at the Light Factory, one of 4 museums in the U.S. specializing in Photography and Film. Donald’s educational background includes an associate degree from Yale University (Far Eastern Languages), a BS degree in Statistics from Syracuse University, an MS degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and an MBA degree from Ohio State University. You are invited to visit his blog at http://debphotography.blogspot.com .
“My primary love is nature photography: landscapes, wildlife and plantlife, but I am beginning to explore other areas of expression and am especially interested in the craft of fine art printing. My primary tools are from Nikon and includes a D4, D800E, a D7100 and a closetful of lenses acquired over a 45 year involvement with photography. My “darkroom” consists of a Dell desktop system, a Mac Pro Desktop and a MacBook Pro notebook system, both configured with a host of software tools, including Photo Mechanic, DxO, Capture NX2, Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. My printer of choice is the Epson StylusPro 4900. My last film camera before switching to digital was the Nikon F5.”
Donald Brown joined Fine Art America on March 14th, 2014.