Frank is a freelance
photographer living in Hillsboro, Oregon. His current passion
focus is photographing for local non-profit groups.
is affiliated with Creative
a Portland based non-profit organization that
creative community with causes they care about. "I
have been creating photographic images for at least
as long as I can
remember. I began this photographic journey sometime
10 or 12 when my grandmother let
me use her Kodak "Brownie" camera. As I recall, it
film. Of course, it was all black and white back then, since
and processing was quite expensive. Over time I
"snapshots" to making pictures. I studied photography at
Portland Community College and
attended many classes and workshops over the
from local fine art photographers.
most of my
photographic education comes from trying new things
and getting "out
shooting lots of images.
currently contains nearly 150,000 images."
especially enjoy photographing and working with kids because they are so spontaneous and
happy. Living in
Northwest also allows
me access to incredible scenery. I
especially like waterfalls. Most
recently I have been shooting flowers because of their
have a portable "studio" which I can bring on-site if necessary.
I also shoot in the kitchen, the garage,
office, the mountains, the coast and anyplace else
I can find. I
belong to a couple local photographer's groups which
me creatively. "
am a long time Nikon guy -- Until recently, I have been shooting with
two Nikon D300s, but just purchased a D4, probably the coolest camera I
will ever own. For goofing around I
also have a Nikon P7000 point-n-shoot, another nice camera."
hardware history: Kodak Brownie "Hawkeye"; Bessler-Topcon Auto 100;
(my first 35mm with interchangeable lenses); Mamiya C330,
Casio QV-11 (my first digital camera - .25 megapixel,
320 x 240); Kodak
megapixel); Nikon CoolPix 5700 (now up to 5 megapixels); then the SLRs:
D80, D300, D300s (12.3 megapixels) and finally the D4 at 16.2
current lens family includes: 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye; 12-24mm f/4;
f/2.8; 70-200mm f/2.8; 80-400mm f/4.5 VR; 60mm f/2.8 macro.
have a bunch of Nikon Speedlights and some fixed
stuff. I'm ready for pretty much anything that is not
And there you have it