My name is Evan Gearing and I'm an aspiring photographer. I've been taking pictures for a long time, mainly snapshots from trips and of family and friends. However, now I'm getting a little more serious. I have picked up a DSLR and I'm discovering the world of high dynamic range (HDR) photography. A couple of big influences on my work go to a couple of people.. First is a co-worker of mine named Van Sutherland of http://exileimaging.wordpress.com. He takes some great shots and he's the one who really gave me some tips on how to take and process HDR photos. The other is Trey Ratcliff ((http://www.stuckincustoms.com) who is a pioneer in this medium and has the #1 travel photo blog.