I didn’t start out to be a photographer!
Back in high school I thought I’d be a scientist, like Mr. Wizard, or a musician like Jascha Heifitz. But when the yearbook photographers (my good buddies) were selected to be yell leaders, I was drafted to shoot the Friday night football games.
That was OK with me. I felt important roaming the sidelines, twin-lens reflex in hand. One chilly night at a game, I met a photographer for the Pomona Progress-Bulletin. When it dawned on me that he was getting paid just for taking pictures, a light went on in my head. What a life! It was so much easier than science or music, and it put me in the center of the action. The attention I got from pretty girls wasn’t bad, either.
That was a turning point for me. Although I still love music (I’m an amateur violinist and wannabe saxophonist), and I still respect science (how do those microwave ovens work?), I’ve followed the path of the silver lens over the past 35 years and never regretted it.
Greg’s brief bio
- Freelance photographer
- Over 35 years of photo expertise
- Worked in more than 55 countries
- Twice named California Press Photographer of the Year
- Winner of World Press Association first prize
- Winner of many Evangelical Press Association first prizes
- Staff photographer for Worldwide Challenge magazine for 12 years
- Adjunct professor of journalism at Biola University