I am a devoted husband, father, and grandfather with a wonderful family. I am also a fireman, builder, explorer, nature lover, and last but not least a photographic artist. My passion for photography, which has now spanned 40 years, all started back in high school when I received an Olympus 35 mm camera as a Christmas gift. I read and studied everything I could on the subject of cameras and photography, practicing as much as I could. I learned how to develop and print my own pictures, so I set up a dark room. I created many black and white images that I processed and printed myself. After many years of working with film cameras the digital camera came along. I decided to transition into the world of digital photography about 2004, which brought with it a whole new set of challenges. But for me, digital photography has been a perfect medium to create art. I love to create things, especially with my camera. It is very rewarding to see an image in my mind and be able to create that image using the camera and some amazing software. Over the last 40 years, I have shot images that fall into many different genres. These include landscapes, nature, travel, portraits, journalism, weddings, and sports. Over the last few years though, a few of these categories have become clear favorites. They are nature, landscape, and people photography.