In grade school, I caught the photography bug. I entered a school photo contest at the prompting of my mother. She took me down to a local park and I snapped a nature scene with my Vivitar 110 camera. With input from her, I titled it "Nature, God's Paintbrush". I won first place and a small prize. I cannot remember what that small prize was, but winning that contest left an impression.
My passion for photography grew in high school. I bought my first SLR, a Nikon N4004. With this SLR, I learned the fundamentals and challenges of photography. I took that SLR on short trips around Wisconsin capturing images whenever I could afford film and processing.
After high school, my photography went on the shelf. That is, figuratively and literally. College and then a career became my priorities. I was completely oblivious to how much I missed photography.
Over the past ten years, my passion for photography has rekindled. As a Christmas gift, I received a Nikon Coolpix 800. It was this, surprisingly good, little camera that pulled me back to photography. Going digital released me from past paradigms of processing film. In digital, I could get immediate results and the internet allowed me to share instantly. I was hooked once again.
Today, I continue to pursue improvement in my photography. On this website, you will find the output of my efforts to capture better and better images.