I originally planned on becoming a drawing/painting type artist. But with no money to go to school after high school I had to get a job. It happened to be at a high end camera/industrial photographic supply store. Well, that put the camera in my hands and photography eventually took over my life. I did get a regular job in a teaching hospital (for 30 years) but with retirement from that looming before me I got more serious about photography and now do all kinds of photography for profit and for my enjoyment. I love to make a image, not by just snapping the button but by finding the perfect image on the other side of the camera.