I started taking photos at the age of 8 years old with my father coaching me. He always had a camera to document our life. After he passed away in 2012 at the age of 91, I began to take photography more seriously. I purchased my first "good" camera a Canon T1 Rebel. Six years later I am shooting with a Canon Mark IV and have started shooting night stars. I am pretty much self taught and my hobby has taken on a life of its own.