Based in Ann Arbor Michigan, Walt has been an amateur nature
photographer since 1994. Walt's work has appeared in a variety of publications
across North America. Environment Canada uses Walt's images in educational
environmental publications. He occationally exhibits prints at local venues in
the Ann Arbor area. He also is webmaster for OPAM, the Outdoor Photography
Association of Michigan, a group of southeast Michigan outdoor photography
enthusiasts who meet monthly. Walt is an active member of NANPA, the North American
Nature Photography Association. Some of Walt's images are on the rotating member
gallery on the NANPA website (www.nanpa.org), and also in NANPA's Impressions
publication of images selected by contest. Walt's images are available for sale
and download from this website, in the form of prints, digital web images and
Mission Statement: I try to get a painterly quality in my work,
subjects that can be quite simple but never ordinary, whether found in a park near my home
or halfway around the world. Due to this predeliction, I feature bold colors in my images
where appropriate, and this is apparent from the pictures in my online gallery.
People often ask whether the colors in my images are "real". The images are all accurate reflections of
the locations they depict, albeit mostly under ideal conditions and until recently, using
Kodak E100VS and Fuji Velvia films. I now photograph digitally using Canon EOS digital SLRs.
The website images generally convey the same impression as the inkjet prints would show.
Hopefully, the image galleries provide respite for people surfing the Internet in search
of interesting visual depictions of nature.
I do not provide any anecdotal or contextual information about
the images on this website, such as how I encountered the subject or details about
camera settings in capturing the image. Each individual has his/her own perception of
beauty, and these images represent my view. They are by no means "stock" photographs,
and I do not do stock photography. A photographer's eye for beauty is his most
important asset. I often don't know how to explain the appeal (or lack thereof) of my
images, I simply offer to share them.