Hello- my name is Donald Pash (You can call me Don)
I would Like to welcome you to "Focus to Frame" photography and thank you for visiting my website. I am a landscape, nature, wildlife and cultural event photographer. My real passion is capturing the natural world through my camera lens. I want the viewer to be drawn into my photos with a sense of reality and being there. I hope to arouse the curiosity for people to want to visit and experience places on this beautiful planet that I have had the opportunity to visit. The landscape, wildlife, nature, and peoples of different cultures are what send me out to do photography. I capture a stamp in time at that exact moment that can be, as the old saying goes "have a picture worth a thousand words."
I started my photography way back in 2008 when I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time. I had a little Sony point and shoot camera my wife let me use at the time. When I took those first images of the waterfalls and the beautiful landscape and viewed them on my computer, I was hooked. Right then and there I decided I'm going to be a photographer. I signed up for the professional photographer course through New York Institute of Photography. While taking this course, I purchased my first DSLR camera and a couple of lenses. After I completed the course and receiving my certificate, I began practicing what I had learned. To this day I am still practicing and learning every day. I have traveled all over the Western United States including Alaska and Hawaii taking pictures. I have even made a trip down the Rhine River capturing photos of the Castles that set on the banks of the Rhine. What a beautiful experience that was.