Trained as a scientist, Barney Koszalka learned the fundamentals of exposure and composition from books written by John Shaw. Barney partnered with another scientist with similar interests more than 30 years ago; together they have challenged each other, learned, and grown their skill set.
Barney has photographed in Europe, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and Australia as well as throughout the western United States. He says the Teton Range and Yellowstone area are a particular draw, even after years of working in these areas. He also enjoys underwater photography and shares his knowledge regularly with presentations to various photography organizations.
His nature work has been featured by the Sierra Club, recognized with numerous Explorer designations by Flickr and with Member Choice awards in both Landscape and Plant Life by the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA), and named as a finalist in The Comedy Wildlife Awards competition in 2018. He is a contributor to CNPA’s Camera in The Wild quarterly magazine, and his studio art photography has appeared in a variety of advertising venues and craft books.