Formerly a math teacher, in 1990 I became the
first Technology Integration Teacher in New York State. For the next
seventeen years I taught teachers how to incorporate technology into
their instructional strategies and students how to use technology as
a tool to learn and publish their accomplishments.
Photography is a natural motivator for kids. My
students and I used some of the very early digital cameras and
enjoyed the evolution of them as we captured images of people, bugs,
architecture, science experiments, and much more. I was fascinated
with how even reluctant students would write volumes about the
images they captured as if they were compelled to explain what this
little slice of time meant to them.
I partially retired in 2004 and decided to take my
own interest in photography to the next level and I’ve been learning
and practicing ever since. I enjoy photographing everything, always
looking for that image that clearly defines a person, a place, or a
thing. Often it’s just capturing an image that describes an
ordinary thing in an extraordinary manner.
In the fall of 2007 my part time position was
terminated and I decided to become more serious about capturing
images. My goal for 2008 was to build a network within the Rochester
photographic community to learn from those with much more
experience. I’ve become a member of several photography groups
including; Nikonians, several Flickr Groups (many meet locally),
the Rochester Area Nature Photography Meetup Group, the National
Association of Professional Photographers (NAPP), the Greater
Rochester Professional Photographers (GRPP), and the Camera
Rochester Photography Club.
Currently I print and frame all of my own work.
Therefore, any of the images in this collection can be purchased in
any size you like.
to view a catalog of a selection of Don's photographs.