The beginning of my Photography Journey …

When I was young, I remember walking to the local Thrifty drug store across the street from my house to turn in my 35 mm film for developing.  My dad never let me pay the extra few dollars that it took for the expedited processing, so I was forced to leave it for the extended wait. This extended wait was a few days which felt like FOREVER when you are a kid.  Walking back to the store a few days later, with the anticipation of the unknown was complete torture!!!  Thinking about how your photos turned out and if you chose the right film speed for the moment.  Those were the days that I think the anticipation was much more exciting then the actual photos ever ended up being.  I recall experiencing a lot of disappointment when I first peeked in the envelope and saw how my photos turned out.  On occasion there were a few decent ones, but the majority of the time, the photos all came out either heavily over or under exposed.

When they came out with digital cameras, I was incredibly excited.  Ever since I was a child I have had a love for photography, taking photos gave me the ability to explore the creative side of my soul.  Growing up, I have taken many courses in Photography …. some in High School, College and Online.  Each of these courses shed a new light and different perspective in photography that I never have before.   My love for photography has always been a part of who I am  … even after all of these years… it still applies today.  I continue to learn and grow as there is always more to learn and room to grow.  My passion for Photography keeps me thriving and thirsting for more.  Thank you for being a part of my journey.

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