I graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA over 20 years ago, and have been a working photographer ever since. I am also involved in video production, and I like the balance from going back and forth between the two. In the past I've shot advertising, corporate and some travel and lifestyle photography, when I was based in Houston and Dallas TX. I've been shooting weddings, events throughout Florida for the past 10 years, but it wasn't until I started shooting ballroom dance competitions that I found the subjectI love to shoot the most: Dance. Part of the reward of shooting most ballroom and latin dance lies in the challenge of capturing the action of the dancers moving quickly across the floor. This makes focusing and composing quite difficult. In the beginning I ended up with many useless photos. With trial and error, and several years of practice, I can react fast enough to focus, compose and capture what my eyes are seeing while it's happening.