I have loved to take pictures since I got my first plastic camera at the age of 12 or so. When I got older I took a photography class in college and loved it. Learned how to develop b&w photos in a dark room which was an interesting experience. I played with photography for a few years in which I took a few portraits, outdoor shots, and wedding photos for friends and family. I slowed down on my photography for a few years until digital cameras started to get popular, then it was like a whole new world opened up for me, especially after getting acquainted with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I have renewed my love of taking photos of landscapes, trees, flowers, buildings, objects, and wild animals. The gear keeps getting better and I have a pretty good sizable collection now. I prefer to do most of my work outdoors, but I can be persuaded to do so otherwise once in a while. Some day when life slows down a little I hope to travel to various places around the world to take even more beautiful photos.