I began photography in 2014 with the purchase of my first digital camera. I’d taken photos before – Polaroids, snapshots, cell phone pics. Those pictures provided me with nice memories, reminders of where I’d been, and some clutter. However, a 2013 trip to Australia where I used a cell phone to try to capture that country’s unique beauty convinced me that my ambitions had outstripped my ability. Five years, three cameras, much study, informed feedback and thousands of pictures later, I now consider myself a serious photographer with a portfolio that can be shared.