In 2001 Ray purchased his first digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 5000) which reinvigorated his interest in photography. Coupled with the earliest versions of Photoshop, Ray discovered he could created photographs as he saw them, not that of a lab technician at the local photo processing store. Over that last 10 years Ray has increased his portfolio of camera equipment and lens using Nikon exclusively and has kept current with state of the art equipment. Ray currently uses a Nikon D810 with a variety of Nikor professional lenses.
Ray's interest in photography subjects is diverse. When not shooting his grandchildren, he enjoys shooting landscapes, cityscapes, and waterscapes. Among his favorite is photographic waters scenes from the North Carolina Outer-banks to waterfalls in Hocking Hills Ohio. Digital Art - Ray employs a variety of digital methods to manipulate some of his photography into beautiful digital art. Using tools like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Corel Paint and using a digital drawing tablet Ray is able to create digital paintings with the effects of pencil drawings, oil paintings, watercolor and mixed media creations.