I am happily married to my wife Patricia, who also enjoys photography and assists me when she can. I have four adult children and three step-children. We don't often get together, but it is a big group when we do!
My interest in photography goes back to the 70's. I learned to develop film in school and my first photography business action was to develop a roll of film for the father of one of my friends.
I've learned photography through education and experience. There are many excellent online educational sites and I have spent a lot of time and money investing in my education. While some aspects of photography seem easy to learn, it is a profession where technology is constantly changing and education never ends.
I'm a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and the Texas Professional Photographers Association, and have attended many workshops and other gatherings of photographers where I benefited from many excellent teachers.
When I began my business, I was a Nikon camera user. As I learned about advances in camera technology I made a change and now use Sony equipment. I have switched to mirrorless cameras and find the current models, such as the a7iii and a7riii excellent tools, along with several sharp lenses such as the Sony 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8.
Part of learning and being part of the profession is appreciating what other photographers are doing. Some of the ones I admire and learn from include Sue Bryce, Jason Lanier, David Beckham, Jerry Ghionis and Sal Cincotta.
I've been fascinated with photography for a long time, and as I learn more about all that goes into creating a photograph, my interest only grows. I hope to continue to create photo art for many years to come, and to meet and work with clients who share a love and appreciation for photography and seeing ideas become art.