Basically to sum up my personality...I like diamonds but I also like dirtbikes...stilettos & motocross boots...running free & being held...sad movies make me cry & football makes me scream...If I like it, I do it & if I don't, I won't!!!
I've been a shutterbug for as long as I can remember, carrying a camera with me practically everywhere. My life changed dramatically after reconstructive hip sugery. I was forced to give up the physically demanding recreational sports I enjoy such as motocross, atv racing, mountain biking and wakeboarding.This down-time gave me the opportunity to pursue photography as a more serious hobby & to further develop my personal style.
My goals are pretty simple...Learn and grow in the art of photography, improve my skills so I can make the most out of every photographic opportunity.
What Photography is to me? Photography is art and therefore it's based on the view and style of the artist. Some art is simply more appealing than others. Taking an art class doesn't make you Picasso, I know...so sad but so true!
A great Photographer cannot be measured by the price of their camera, number of photos they take or how many business cards they distribute.
My views on editing: My passion is Photography and I'm not interested in becoming a Graphic Artist. Editing can be used to enhance a good shot but I don't believe it should be used to create the photograph. The ability to take a wonderful photo, capture the perfect moment & introduce a new perspective can NOT be replaced by editing, that is...in my humble opinion.