I’m Rick Liberty, a storyteller utilizing filmmaking and photography to communicate concepts, messages, emotions and ideas ranging from light to black humor, mundane to spiritual, and everyday life to heroic journey.
Although not quite born with a camera in my hand, I did develop an eye for photography at a young age and utilized my high school photography club darkroom to develop and print rolls of black & white (B&W) film I shot in the field. I have formal training as well as experience in B&W and color film photography, B&W and color film printing, B&W and color digital photography, and B&W and color high-resolution-inkjet printing.
I utilized my work environment to further develop and test my storytelling capabilities while I served as a master counselor for youth-at-risk at a year-round wilderness-program teaching counselors and children problem solving and copying skills. I received additional storytelling training and experience serving as an Interpretive Ranger for the US National Park Service (NPS) and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) presenting programs to audiences of up to 500 visitors while utilizing my own photographs for my largest and most attended programs.