I chose photography as a hobby because I've always had an interest in photographs. I first took an interest in it after my mother showed me some of the work my late father had done. Though he was an amateur, he was really quite good, I thought. Later in high school, I took a class in photography, but it was cut short because my instructor had a heart attack, and never returned to class. I kind of got away from it as different events and distractions in my life took precedent. Then in 1981, I bought my first SLR. I had a ball learning on it and creating some great memories. Fast forward to the present. I am semi-retired and I was looking for some way to occupy my time. I still have the passion for beautiful pictures as well as a curiosity to see just how creative I can become. My exhibit shows the diverse architecture of structures in and around the Kansas City area, from Excelsior Springs to Independence, to downtown, to liberty, to Overland Park, Kansas.
My Recommended Reads:
Ansel Adams Divine Performance by Anne Hammond
Digital SLR Photography All-In-One for Dummies by RobertCorrell
Digital Photography Through the Year by Tom Ang