You could say photography is my life - and that would be only a slight exaggeration. I have been involved in photography since the age of eight and have been a full-time professional photographer since 1989. I have had numerous articles published in the professional photography press and served as president of the Metro Professional Photographers Association. I have spoke to several photography organizations ranging from large conventions full of professionals to small groups comprised of hobbyists. I have won ribbons, awards and plaques that occupy a wall and I am certified by the Professional Photographers of America. I have worked in darkrooms, photo-labs and studios; and have operated just about every kind of camera ranging from pinhole cameras to 4x5 (film) view cameras. If it has to do with photography, I've probably heard about it or read about it.