portrait of Peter

I'm hoping by the time you arrive at this page, you like what you've seen. If you don't feel a strong compulsion to pick up the phone, I guess I'll need to tell you more about me.

If you are too busy and have no time for my “sales pitch,” here's my resumé.

Why have I entered this very crowded field of freelance photography after an 18-year career in newspapers?

Poor treatment of employees by a mean impersonal corporate-minded management sums it all up.

It is my hope that as you explore my website and pore through my images, you will recognize versatility, passion, thoroughness and professionalism.

I'm told if I'm going to get any clients, I have to do this--talk more about myself.

I'm also told establishing credentials is a must, so see my resume. I've listed the awards I've garnered.

But any photographer at a daily newspaper will over time win their share. It's a percentage game. They're out there daily. They just have to be awake, be at the right place and the right time.

These days I enjoy learning about the web and how it can empower users. Because of its fluidity and constant change, it is always exciting.

I recently started teaching photography at Riverside Community College as an adjunct instructor. That is a humbling, demanding though very satisfying experience.

Just last night I showed my children how we can now video conference for free with their grandmother in Malaysia using the latest version of Skype. If you want to learn how to do this, read my tutorial.

I know in a year or even 6 months when I read this, it will sound really dated and lame and I'll have to change it. But that's what I love about web technology.

I enjoy sharing what I know about the Macintosh platform. As the webmaster of MUGSIE, a local non-profit Macintosh user group, I've written several tutorials and lectured on some of Apple's iLife suite. They're linked on the top left. I hope they will be helpful to you as well.

Don't hesitate to link to my website. A brief email mentioning this would be great as I'm always trying to figure out where the traffic from my website comes from.

Thanks for visiting my website. Feel free to give me feedback either by signing my guestbook or emailing me “peter at peterphun.com”.

In an effort to reduce the spam I'm inundated with, I've had to spell out the “@” symbol. Web publishers are more susceptible to spam than most individuals because technologies exist to harvest anything that looks like an email e.g. “spamlover@nigerianscams.com”