I was born in Corning, NY and raised in the nearby Bath area. Since that time I have lived in Illinois (twice), South Carolina, Arizona and North Carolina. I attended Haverling Central High School, Corning Community College and Bradley University. Graduating in 1974, 1976 and 1978 respectively.

Since moving to North Carolina my interest in photography has increased dramatically. Moving into the digital age in 2006, I converted all of my Pentax 35 mm equipment into digital. As of 2017, I switched from Pentax to Nikon.  I now use a Nikon  D500, with a Tamron f2.8 70-200, Sigma f1.8 50-100 and another Sigma f2.8-4 17-70 lens.

This website is a new endeavor to help me share my photographs with friends and family. On it will be found subjects ranging from a collection of family snapshots to my efforts reflecting photographic opportunities presented by my membership in the Capital City Camera Club. These are strictly for your enjoyment. While this is not a business for me if you do happen to find something you would like printed please contact me and we'll see what we can work out!

-Rick Cornell