Even before going to school, I have been intrigued by creating images with light or painting with light. From a young age, I made it a goal to become a photographer. On my 21st birthday, I got a Yashica camera. Although I started as a hobby photographer, I quickly got invitations to be the official photographer at my work. After a while, I had built up experience in quite a variety of photography genres. Then I entered the formal and challenging world of wedding photography. It's so rewarding to see the beaming faces of the married couples when they collect their wedding albums filled with images and memories of one of the happiest days in their lives.
Now in the digital age, we seldom use film anymore, but rather digital images stored on various types of digital media. Digital images are so much more flexible than printed film, and can easily be incorporated into a digital movie or slide show. The darkroom has been replaced by the computer.
In 1997 I started coaching my first photography student and enjoyed it so much that I continued the path of knowledge sharing. It is so rewarding for me to see when a student share that big moment with me when he/she make that breakthrough in understanding photography and exposure. This inspired me to keep on developing new courses and presenting them in my studio - I have since developed more than 30 different courses/workshops in photography and am currently busy converting them for presentation via the Udemy platform.