· Master's Degree, Optical Engineering
· Author of four books on photography, including The Manual of Close-up Photography (definitive two hundred fifty-six page textbook in the field), and Electronic Flash (for Eastman Kodak Company)
· Consultant to Polaroid Corporation, and author of their book on 35mm instant photography.
· Frequent lecturer at the International Center of Photography in New York City, and other venues.
· Supervisor of the Photo-Optics Laboratory at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for ten years. Also, as adjunct assistant professor, established undergraduate fine-arts photography program.
· Over twenty years extensive experience photographing all aspects of industry, technology, science and medicine, from surgery to skyscrapers, microchips to mining, pills to pipelines and X-rays, yarn and zebras.
· Photographed in all fifty states. Comfortable in an operating room or helicopter, hot air balloon or nuclear power plant, microchip fab or space shuttle assembly building, courthouse or morgue.
· Familiar with terminology and equipment used in medicine, biotechnology, electronics, automation, fiber optics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, telecommunications and many related fields. Experienced with many OSHA regulations.
· Photographic equipment to handle almost any conceivable project: Photomicroscope; high-speed motion-stopping flash and related triggering electronics; long-distance macro optics; telephoto lenses to 1,000mm, wide-angle to 10mm; sufficient electronic flash to light exterior of large buildings; state-of-the-art digital cameras.
· Early adopter of digital image retouching, compositing and manipulation. Fully equipped with in-house drum scanner, archival wide-format printers, and state-of-the-art computer workstations for 2-D and 3-D images.