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 took college level photography courses at University of California Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center in San Francisco, and intensive photographic workshops at 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. In 2018, Dian was a winner of LACP’s “The Creative Portrait" Exhibition for LAPC's online website.