“I believe some of California’s most beautiful coastline is found along Ventura County. From the historic landmark Two Trees to the largest public access conservation Ventura Land Trust.
As a conservation photographer wandering the local Ventura hillsides I have found much hidden beauty. Some people tell me they’ve lived in Ventura County all their lives and never seen some of the areas I’ve captured.
That is certainly an enjoyable aspect of conservation photography for me. Finding that beauty and brining back what nobody else has seen. Sharing photographs of these local hillsides is beneficial on many levels. One of which is bringing community awareness to the efforts or these non-profit groups. The other is preservation of the beauty thru my photographs for years to come.
I never understood the “real purpose” of conservation photography until the Thomas Fires swept thru the same local hillsides I’ve been capturing years prior. That’s when it hit me. Looking at my before and after photos. It was then I knew the power of conservation photography. That was an awesome moment. It now makes me savor the effort much more these days.”