My name is John L. Tuell. I am a sports and nature photographer based in Los Angeles, California.

When I was a young boy, my Mom (an avid photographer) put together a small darkroom in the basement of our Virginia home. I remember the first time I stood over the developing tray and watched an image of myself magically appear on what had been a plain white piece of paper only moments before. I was mesmerized! That day was the start of a lifelong love affair with the art and science of photography. I started with a manual film camera and a 50mm lens. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of owning a number of wonderful cameras and lenses and currently shoot with the Canon 5D Mark III, the Canon 1D Mark IV and a variety of Canon L lenses. The technology of photography has changed dramatically since that first magic moment in my Mom's darkroom, but Ansel Adams' simple words are as true as ever - I am always on the lookout for a beautiful place to stand.