I started learning about photography my last two years of high school. After a year of college, I joined the US Army and was trained as a darkroom lab tech/photographer where I learned to use many types of cameras and films. (aerial film, 4 x 5, 2.25, and 35 mm)
After three years in the army, got out and spent 6 months in an Olan Mills portrait studio, cramming 7 sittings an hour that ruined the spirit for 11 years.
Started using digital with my job in telecommunications systems design. I've enjoyed watching the digital cameras mature... My job allows me to travel the United States, photographing the landscapes and looking for the angle that others don't see.
We've moved to the rural area near OKC - - Arcadia, Oklahoma - - 10 acres of Crosstimbers Forest - - hopefully we'll see and photograph more of the native wildlife and plants. Hope to retire one of these days photographing the outdoors and my wife drawing the photographs with color pencils and ink.
As you'll see in my photographs, Ansel Adams made a huge impact early with me.... Not having the big format cameras he used will always make it impossible to replicate the quality of his works... But I try.
I learned to use the web and the information it provides to discover different techniques and skills to improve my photography and digital darkroom skills. Using different layers and creating your own custom actions in Photoshop has taken my darkroom skills to levels I could only dream of back 40 years ago.
Always have and will be in the learning mode.....