Photography has been in my blood since a very young age. I got my first camera at around age 8. I recall it was a "brownie" type 620 or 120. My father was a avid photographer and began teaching me to see beyond the lens. He set up a dark room in our storage room and we would develop and print our photos. I got my first 35mm camera, a Ricoh at age 13. My passion for photography would surge and ebb for years until I retired and brought my first digital SLR. Since then, my skills and creative eye have blossomed.