Shortly after college, I bought a SLR film camera and primarily used it to take family and vacation photos. About 5 years ago I bought a DSLR camera and have been taking classes, active in a camera club and member of a number of meetup groups. While I mostly do landscape, city scape and travel photography, I generally look for any opportunity to challenge my photography skills. I am the president of my camera club, teach Lightroom to Photo 1 students at Chicago Photography School and do community and social photography for Park Ridge Historical Society, Des Plaines Park District, Colonial Dames and Knights of Columbus. My images have been published in local newspapers in Park Ridge and Des Plaines, IL and the Kenosha News.