Albert J Valentino is more than just an award winning Fine Art Photographer, he is also a bit of Renaissance man. Albert has an MS degree in geology, was the first person to discover the mineral Coesite on the moon, held a career in sales in several scientific fields ranging from X-ray diffraction equipment to Cancer testing, studied several psychological models in depth becoming a certified Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and a certified trainer of the Enneagram Personality Typing System. He is also wrote the first book, Personality Selling, integrating these models with classical selling.
Albert enjoys shooting all types of photography especially nature, wildlife, architecture and cityscapes. One of his specialties is sunrise/sunset and he is particularly prolific when it comes to shooting waterfalls and streams. He is mostly self-taught but is also a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. But that is not enough, as he is constantly striving to improve by experimenting with new capture and post processing techniques. Albert is member of the Nikonians Masters Society, a forum moderator at Nikonians.org for Landscape, Wildlife and Macro, member of NANPA and NAPP.
Awards include…Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Sponsored by Nature’s Best Photography: Winner 2010 and 2008, Highly Honored in 2009, Semi-finalist 2007
BetterPhotos.com monthly contest (about 20,000 entries): Winner 2x, Finalist 13x
Photographers Forum Magazine Annual contest: Finalist/Semi-finalist for past 5 years
Nikonians.org: small monthly competition with several wins each year
Finalist and Semi-finalist is several other contests
Albert currently shoots with a pair of Nikon D300s, SB-800 speedlights, and Nikkor and Sigma professional lenses including...Nikkor 10.5DX Fisheye
Nikkor 10-24 f/3.5-4.5
Nikkor 16-85mm VRII
Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8
Nikkor 70-200VR f/2.8
Sigma 150 f/2.8 DG macro
Sigma 150-500 DG
Much of his work can be purchased, as Fine Art Archival Prints and his services are available as an event photographer and nature location workshops. In addition to the images in his gallery, over 2,000 of his images are posted on his image hosting site at pbase