Donald E Brown
After 24 years with the military and 25 years in Corporate America, Don is now a resident of Charlotte, NC and was President of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Assn (CNPA) for 5 years, until 2011. He is an active member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), and the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and served as Membership VP on the PSA Board for 6 years, until Oct 2018. He is currently the 1st Vice Chair of the PSA Pictorial Print Division. An avid exhibiter since 2011, he regularly offers his works for juried competitions and PSA sanctioned International Exhibitions of Photography and has earned over 750 acceptances to date. His works have appeared in the NANPA Showcase, Natures Best Photography, and the LENSWORK recently published compilation of photos focusing on our world: Our Magnificient Planet. Don’s primary love is the natural outdoors world: landscapes, wildlife and plant life. He frequently explores other subject areas and is especially interested in mastering the craft of fine art inkjet printing. His prints are a reflection of his basic philosophy of making pictures rather than taking them. The image captured by the camera is the start of the process of crafting the final image, the final product being the result of both artistic vision and mastered craft. Don’s educational background includes an associate degree from Yale University (Institute of Far Eastern Languages-Chinese), a BS degree in Statistics from Syracuse University, an MS degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and an MBA degree from Ohio State University. You are invited to visit his photo galleries linked from his blog at http://debphotography.blogspot.com .