MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Craig always felt at home artistically among Nature. Having key influential family and friends during his youth vastly encouraged his passion for natural world exploration and soul-searching... one that has continued to elevate his sense of conservation and love for photography that creatively captures unique natural events and places. Today, a biologist and mostly self-taught photographer, Craig adds cutting edge techniques to be a creative pioneer within the industry. Described as an eclectic personality, a thrill seeker and an innovative genius with extraordinary photographic achievements, Craig earned himself a wide range of prestigious awards and recognitions including a #1 panoramic image in the world, World Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019 as well as numerous other Photographer of the Year awards and achieving a Master of Photography in Fine Art. Craig's images have been seen in gallery events and publications such as Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine, USA Today, National Television, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. National Park Service as well as being collected by U.S. presidents, celebrities, and private fine art collectors internationally. His hard work paid off - creating a true demand by all walks of life. His vivid, high impact style that he is known for is inspiring to say the least - as some say "an indescribable feeling of amazement and captivating visual drama". His fascinating images are consistently awarded and are growing in worldwide recognition, making him among the most awarded landscape photographers to date. With every new release, Craig promises to stir our hearts and eyes with even more high impact images of our planetary home.

The footprints of a modern visual artist

2012

Even though photography was a common activity most of Craig's life, he caught industry attention internationally when he was revealed as the nature Discovery of the Year in the 10th anniversary Lucie Awards.  Where the Grammy awards recognize music artists and the Tonys, broadway, the Lucie Awards are reserved exclusively for the top ranks of photographic artists.

Craig also dominated 2012 with the #1 panoramic photograph in the world, Tempest.  Rising to the top of the definitive global panoramic tournament called the EPSON International Pano Awards also resulted in Craig being christened with the Photographer Of The Year title win - an achievement that has continued to elude other highly marketed, recognized and famous photographers.

2012

And he didn't stop there...

"Photography, I feel in my life, has always seemed a relevant and appropriate tool for expression..."

"In the search for adventure, soul and beauty in the world around me, I have discovered, stumbled onto, and finally had the privilege to observe some of the most amazing natural places. Photography, I feel in my life, has always seemed a relevant and appropriate tool for expression. “Painting or drawing with light”, a literal definition of photography, does not seem to grasp the entire concept as it applies to this art. Rather, maybe, the endless waiting, driving, freezing, and starving might convey a better picture sometimes... all for seeking and capturing fleeting atmosphere, light and motion - tiny moments in time and space."
 

Photographer Of The Year

                           Nature

Photographer Of The Year

               USA Landscape

Photographer Of The Year

                           Nature

Photographer Of The Year

           Special Techniques

Photographer Of The Year

World Landscape

Photographer Of The Year

World Fine Art

Photographer Of The Year

  USA Landscape

Photographer Of The Year

                   USA Fine Art

            

     

Title Awards

Craig went on to pile up the title awards in the following years.  His fascinating images are consistently awarded and are growing in worldwide recognition, making him among the most awarded landscape photographers to date.

As a result, he is currently in contention

of the most awarded SONY landscape

photographer globally.

Photographer Of The Year

          Panoramic (special)

Photographer Of The Year

          EPSON Panoramic

     Discovery Of The Year

                           Nature

Craig's images have been seen in gallery events and publications such as Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine, USA Today, National Television, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. National Park Service and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas - as well as being collected by U.S. presidents, celebrities, and private fine art collectors internationally. His hard work paid off - creating a true demand by all walks of life. His vivid, high impact style that he is known for is inspiring to say the least - as some say "an indescribable feeling of amazement and captivating visual drama".

"Within some of the images of this website, I have created, and are still developing, the capture of these sublime and fragile moments to compose an image that employs additional tools, exposures or capture techniques. Technological advances in this industry not only allow me to appreciate and utilize past techniques, but embrace the future of photographic science... one without limitations. Some of these images took long durations in dim, fading light to expose just one frame. In other images, I use multiple captures of shutter speed, lens filters, or times of day to compose an image that our normal vision would normally be deprived of. Using these different tools of cameras, filters, time, light, space and patience I hope to share images that we may not easily or not at all experience directly, but are there - waiting to be discovered...

2019

In achieving a Master of Photography in Fine Art in 2019, Craig continues to fortify his career with world class imagery.  When asked what genre of photography he is, Craig replied, "Many photographers stick with a very narrow or focused genre or styled theme.  I feel the challenge of pushing my creative limits - often with unfamiliar techniques or territory - to be fraught with failure, but almost always is finally rewarded with authentic and successful results."

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