About the Author

Joe Smith has over 40 years experience in photography including medium format black and white which he began as a teenager. He began nature photography in 2000 and learned by attending nature photo workshops but primarily by participating in Texas wildlife photo contests. He is one of the winning photographers in the 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contests and also was a winner in the 2002 Valley Land Wildlife Photo Contest. Joe conducts photographic introduction seminars for eighth graders at various schools in Houston, TX and serves on the boards of various non profits. He recently helped Houston Wilderness publish its "Houston Atlas of Biodiversity." Joe photographs with Nikon digital cameras and Nikon lenses.