I began my photography journey about 7 years ago, getting my first camera from a pawn shop. I watched what others were doing on web sites, such as Photo Ally, where I posted my first ever image. Now I sit back and laugh about the image today. I am self taught and I am really happy that I chose the road to self discovery. I feel I have a better appreciation for my work and the work of others. I moved
up in cameras a few months later, and still shooting film, and about a year later worked with slides. I was scared to make the move and the thought of using Velvia was a challenge, which is something I love. I swore once I got the hang of Velvia I would never go DIGITAL. Wrong. I now ask myself what took so long? I feel Digital has opened so many other doors for me and expanded my creative horizons.
I once had someone ask me what was going to be my specialty in photography. I just laughed and said I was going to do it all. I do not want to limit myself. I think photography is a great way to express myself, and again I love a challenge. The best part of my photography are the friendships I have developed and the fact that I can share my vision with so many.
Now give me an overcast sky, rainy days and an umbrella, I am good to go. All of those factors add mood and wonderful colors to images. For me that is the most important thing in my work and grabbing the viewer.