Dian Hymer was a top producing real estate broker, nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of several consumer oriented real estate books before she left the real estate world to follow her passion: photography. Dian was given her first camera when she was 10 years old and started taking photographs of friends and family. She has been an avid travel photographer for the past 30 years. During her last 20 years selling homes, she photographed her listings in order to create visual tours for internet marketing. Before leaving real estate, Dian studied privately with a professional photographer. More recently she took photography courses at University of California Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center in San Francisco, and intensive photographic workshops a Santa Fe Photography Workshops and Los Angeles Center of Photography. Workshop instructors included renowned San Abell, Arthur Meyerson and, most recently, Aline Smithson. Dian received BA and MA degrees from UCLA where she was also advanced to candidacy for a PhD degree in Anthropology. In 2015, Dian’s competition winning photo of the Golden Gate Bridge was featured in a local SF Bay Area newspaper. Lenscratch showcased two of her photos in 2017: one on Earth Day and the other on Mother's Day. Dian was born in Pasadena, CA and currently lives in Oakland, CA.