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Nature Photography, Photography Workshops & Fine Art Prints




I am a full time photographer based out of Southern California although my assignments and workshops take me all over the country and internationally. I have been leading photo tours/workshops and publishing my photography for over 15 years. My particular interest at the time is the deserts of the southwestern United States and the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. When not leading tours or working on assignments, you can find me exploring some well known and many lesser known areas of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert regions.



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Featured Workshops

West Virginia Waterfalls
June 7-10, 2019 - 3 Spaces Open


Join me for this workshop in West Virginia featuring some of the finest waterfalls and mountain vistas on the East Coast.

West Virginia Waterfallls One Day Workshop
June 15, 2019 - Canaan Valley, West Virginia

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Spend a full day, from sunrise to sunset, photographing amazing waterfalls and scenic vistas in West Virginia.

Autumn in Colorado Photo Workshop

This Photo Workshop will feature some of the finest mountain scenery in Colorado dimmed for peak autumn color.

“I went last year on a workshop with Joe. It was fantastic and he was awesome. GO!”

Latest Blog Entries


West Virginia: Three Favorite Locations

West Virginia holds a secret! Its mountains offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. From the rugged and windswept plateau of Dolly Sods to the roaring waterfalls of Blackwater Falls State Park, the Appalachian and Allegheny mountains ……

A Deeper Frame

Get away from the iconic photographs and explore your creative vision shooting intimate locations! Joe discusses a few favorite images from Acadia National Park and West Virginia focussing on tips for making beautiful photographs in less than iconic locations.


Five Tips for better landscape images

Leading photo tours and workshops, I see a lot of good and bad techniques from my students. Over the years, I have noticed at least 5 common mistakes that beginning photographers make. We all make these mistakes when starting out, so if you're guilty of any of them……