We are Leigh Scott and Mark Cohen, a married couple who created Focal Pointers as a joint venture. We are avid outdoor adventurers who enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. Since meeting in 2012, we have taken photos in a wide variety of interesting locations around the world. Our Canon cameras and lenses are an essential part of our outdoor gear, just as important as sturdy boots and a pair of trekking poles. Our willingness to hike for considerable distances provides the opportunity for us to capture photos of places that most casual travelers would never see. As backcountry explorers, we are able to get wide-angle views of majestic, snow-capped peaks, bordered by aquamarine lakes; delicate petals of colorful wildflowers, lining the edge of the trail as it winds beneath a verdant forest canopy; and misty mountaintops outlined by the sun’s rays following an afternoon thunderstorm.
We often plan our travel around photography, frequently rising in the middle of the night to be in the right spot when the sun peeks up over a mountain ridge and bathes the valleys in golden hues. Our objective is to capture scenes that evoke emotions, tell stories, and transport the viewer to national parks, alpine trails, rocky cliffs, historic ruins, and coastal villages.
When we are not busy taking photos, you can find us in a variety of other activities. Mark is a Trusts and Estates attorney. He is also a private pilot and often transports rescued dogs and cats for Pilots N Paws. Leigh handles our website, social media posts, and print orders.
We are also co-founders of a nonprofit, philanthropic organization called the Healthier, Greener, Kinder Foundation. The purpose of our nonprofit is to make small grants for innovative projects that will make the world a better place. Proceeds from the sales of our photography are donated to the Foundation, thereby enabling us to give out more grants.
We have recently moved to the Maryland countryside, and we are busy exploring the scenic area around our new home -- with cameras in hand. Follow us on Instagram to see the photos from our explorations in real time. We are also selling our work at the Foundry Art Market in Chambersburg, PA, and at the Valley Craft Network Studio Tour in November. Visit our Galleries and Tours page for more information.
Our art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that they stand behind the quality and value of our products.