I received my first camera at around the age of 6 years. It was a Kodak Brownie. But really didn't get into photography until I was around 13 years old when I spotted a film developing kit in the window of a local photography shop. I took a photography class in high school where I learned more about "making out" in the dark room than photography. I started getting serious about photography when I started taking classes at a Junior Collage and received a Certificate of Achievement in photography. One trip to the Weston Gallery in Carmel and I was hooked for life. Photography has been a great hobby for me for over 45 years. I still don't consider myself an artist or a pro photographer. Just a darn good photographic hobbyist! I have a true passion for photography. I hope you enjoy this book as it contains some of my better photos this year.