About Marc Perkins Photography

Picture of Marc in front of an Agave

Blog: marcperkins.net

Biology professor

I taught biology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA, focusing on the organismal side of the field (zoology, botany, etc.).  Given that I teach a survey intro course for majors, I dabble in a bit of everything (ecology, evolution, physiology, microbiology, zoology, botany, mycology), but am an expert in none.


I suspect a camera was thrown into my hand shortly after I could walk, and I’ve enjoyed filling up rolls of film and memory cards ever since.  If I'm not taking landscape architecture or custom images for clients, I typically find myself usually taking close-up shots of my subjects, which I generally prefer to be non-chordate in nature (lizards, cats, and a few special primates excepted).  My current setup is a Canon 7D MK-II with a 15-85mm EF-S lens, 60mm EF-S macro lens, 70-200mm, 10-18mm EF-S, and a bunch of other accessories.

Cook, cat lover, bicyclist, and more

I love to cook, and I love it when I get to combine cooking and teaching in a class I occasionally teach called Biology of Cooking.  I’m a sucker for my three cats, bicycling (I'm a bike commuter, utility cyclist, and long-distance rider), roller derby (I'm a volunteer official), and native plants.


This site has nothing to do with my activities at Orange Coast College, and is not sponsored, endorsed, or supported in any way by my employer. 


Photograph by Greg Russell (Alpenglow Images)