Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Al's intense passion for photography has spanned over 35 years! As far back as he can recall, photography was Al's “thing”. Beginning with black and white images and the family film camera, even then Al was producing outstanding photographs, with a look and feel that was well ahead of his time. So when digital age photography came into existence, Al was ready to make picture magic.
Coupled with his love of picture art, Al has a passion and a natural aptitude for technology. Over the past 20 years, he owned and operated a state of the art audio electronics company and later moved on to own a software company, which served to enhance his grasp on the broad technical tools available to enhance and evolve a photograph, taking it from beautiful to outstanding. Embracing technology, Al has the skill-set necessary to make an ordinary photograph extraordinary.
Over the past several years, Al has been dedicated to digital photography and landscape forum participation, where he has critiqued thousands of peer-group images world-wide. You will also want to visit Al's photography site [http://www.pbase.com/al_b] where you will find hundreds of comments and testimonials of the exquisite compositions Al personally created.
Over the years, Al has received several recognitions of excellence for his “landscape”
"Photography Blog" Winner of the (POFW) Photograph Of The Week contest for "In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin" image
DPReview - Digital Photography Review Winner of the (POFW) contest for "In Memory of Jeffrey Pines" image
Al’s area of expertise lies not only in the knowledge of the camera and camera-related equipment, but in balancing the composition and editing the image. Using a variety of software tools to enhance his images, the emphasis remains firmly fixed on maintaining the natural look of the image and optimizing the available lighting.
Al’s passion for photography continues. In fact, his drive for excellence has encouraged his most recent move to Fraser Valley, B.C. to explore the natural beauty of our Canadian landscapes!