Golden Light Illuminating Face of Young Polar BearGazing for Winter's MealCanada Lynx in Fall LeavesBull Elk in Golden LightKermode Spirit Bear Finding SalmonOak in GlowGannet in FogTrillium Simile in Morning LightDunes in Warm Morning Light

Red Fox Crossing a RidgeI have trained and traveled with some of America’s premier photographers. Works by these top artists, as well as my own, are displayed at Bluewood Gallery, 36 W Jordan St, Brevard, NC, my newest venture. The gallery is a merger of two top WNC photography galleries, offering teaching workshops, seminars, custom printing, framing and canvas stretching.

Recently, as owner of Bluewood Photography, I have focused on teaching, facilitating seminars and workshops, and expanding Bluewood into a center for photography. I often speak at area camera clubs, adult education and conservation organizations, helping satisfy my main goal of sharing images and experiences from remarkable wild places with others.

Recently Bill Lea and I gave a presentation at  the Transylvania County Arts Center focusing on wildlife photography. It was a wonderful experience and we had a great turn out. Thanks to any of you who attended.

Hannah is a student at Brevard College, as well as a local to the Brevard area. She is majoring in Biology with a minor in Photography. Her studies, as well as her photography, are inspired by her lifelong fascination and love for wildlife and nature, and fueled by the diversity and beauty of the Appalachian Mountains.

In previous years, Hannah has focused primarily on her science major, working in the field with everything from bats to bog turtles, as well as on several independent research projects. As her experience and opportunities in the field of photography have grown, her recent successes include an award at the 2012 Brevard College Juried Student Show, having an piece selected to be displayed in City Hall, and selling her first image in the gallery.

Hannah plans to continue her internship to learn everything she can from her strong group of mentors and friends, and also to contribute as much as possible to the success of Bluewood Photography.


Bluewood Photography recently held a Macro Photography Workshop, taught by Les Saucier. Here are just a few smiling faces from the event.

Some images from my recent trip with friends to the Solon-Dixon Forestry Education for the annual Conservation Photography Trip.

Images from my recent trip with friends to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Photos of a remarkable experience with Buddy and Portia Hendrick, and new friends at Mill Pond Plantation – quail hunting and relaxation. New gallery to be added soon.

B59E3446 - Northern Mockingbird
B59E8450 -  Pine Warbler
B59E8611 - Blue Jay
B59E8984 - Male Cardinal

On January 14th and 15th intern Hannah Davis and I visited Gary Carter’s certified Migratory Bird Habitat to photograph birds with some friends. Shooting took place from a blind, with Gary Carter creating a variety of backdrops and perches for us. Biologist Robert Smith also brought us some wonderful reptiles to photograph including a Woma Python, African Rock Python, and a Parachute Gecko.

A few selected images of models from our Bluewood Gallery “Portraiture Workshop” which featured Jon Holloway, noted photographer and teacher from Greenwood, SC.

Contact me at 828.883.4142 for information on upcoming teaching and travel workshops, or check out the events page at Bluewood Photography for more details.

Recently I built a rack system in my studio workshop to hold large canvas prints. Here I am drying 14 – 24 x 36″ laminated canvas prints simultaneously.   This particular system can accommodate up to 18 large prints at a time.

Below is my new pneumatic gallery stretching machine.  It is capable of assembling up to 60″ canvas prints onto stretcher bars.

I just finished printing and stretching 70 -24 x 36″ canvases with these and they turned out to be great time savers – both!

Resplendent QuetzalAt first light in Monteverde, Costa Rica, two “early birds”, of which I was one, were rewarded with the initial sighting of the Resplendent Quetzal.

I photographed this gorgeous bird with my Canon 1D MkIV, 300mm f/2.8, with a Better Beamer fill flash at 1000 ISO, and felt fortunate to get this image of the bird which I am told is hard to find in this particular area of the country.

Other images from this 9 day trip to various parts of the country can be found on my website: