After the really great light from sunrise has long passed, there's still plenty of stuff to shoot that doesn't require the warm, dramatic quality of that first few minutes of daylight.
The sand dunes of Death Valley offer endless opportunities to create some really unique compositions....especially right after a big wind storm has cleaned up the dunes. No footprints to deal with, other than the ones you make yourself.
Luckily, photography has been my sole profession. Since beginning my business in high school, I've maintained the studio in my hometown, and am living in the nearby town of Whittier.
I have 3 sons, who all survived the trauma of growing up in LA.....and they all appear to be well on their way to successful careers. My wonderful wife, Sue, is extremely supportive, and never complains of the constant hectic travel schedule.