Keniston...I was born and raised in downtown New York City.
In 1980 I earned an associates degree in electromechanical
engineering technology from New York Technical College. However,
due to my diverse interests, I accumulated double the credits
necessary to graduate. Unable to successfully find technically
oriented employment, I accepted a position on Wall Street and
then worked 10 years in international securities clearing with
various brokerage firms and banks.
In 1990 I
moved to the Tampa Bay area and took a position with an employment
screening company. Two years later, I started my own business
in that industry with a couple of partners. After applying much
time and effort, we thankfully found success. My hobbies and interest
include carpentry, painting, sculpture, scuba diving, camping
& hiking, gardening, puzzles & games, various sports,
theater and traveling. Photography is my latest endeavor and Ive
been seriously involved with it since 2002. Im happiest
when Im being creative and always have numerous projects
in various stages of completion.
(You can view
more of Michael's fine work at Michael's website, A
Closer Eye View.)
(nzmacro)..I'm from New Zealand, Wellington to be exact. I
started my interest in macro and micro at around 8 years old where
my brother, Neville, was a huge influence on what I saw. Started
shooting Canon slr's for macro at around 15, have not stopped
since. Curiosity in the things our eyes can't see or capture is
the driving force. Used both Canon and Nikon 35mm slr macro systems
and 5 years ago I ventured into digital. Now I use 35mm slr lenses
added to a Sony CD-1000 and the new Panasonic FZ10, which I'm
I'm a cabinet
maker specializing in marquetry and CNC programming for routers
and lasers for the woodworking industry. Tom, Michael and I met
at NPN (naturephotogaphers.net), a wonderfully run site by Jim
and Donna for all aspects of nature. We are proud to be members
of NPN. Please enjoy the forum and galleries. Macro and micro
info is what its all about. Danny.
(You can view
more of Danny's incredible images at his website, Micro
& Macro. You can also view examples of his outstanding
marquetry at Timber
"Tom" Webster...I hail from Phoenix ("The Valley
of the Sun"), Arizona, USA. I began my photographic journey
at the age of 13 having printed my first B&W photographic
print as an 8th grader in elementary school. Although I have mostly
practiced nature photography, I have variously been employed as
a freelance photographer, aerial photographer, forensic and scientific
photographer, and I have worked in various professional photo-finishing
labs as a custom darkroom and film processing technician.
I have turned my attention exclusively to photomicrography. Having
last worked as a forensic photographer over 15 years ago, I am
revisiting a passion I have always held for photomicrography.
With my personal website, "On
Closer Inspection...", I am exploring economical
equipment alternatives and easily implemented methods to produce
professional looking photomicrographs and I hope to share my experiences
and knowledge gained with you, my visitors.
you can see, we are a diverse lot spread across the
globe. Amongst the three of us we have several years
of bulletin board management and moderation experience.
Our aim is to make visiting and utilizing our bulletin
board and website a pleasurable experience, one that
you will look forward to revisiting time and again.
Danny has mentioned, we all met on the Nature
Photographers Network, where we share our
interest in photomacrography and photomicrography.
Nature Photographers Network is the premier
website on the Internet if you are interested in all
types of nature photography. We highly recommend that
you visit Nature Photographers Network and
sign up for a membership.