Photography has always been an interest, but I retired my B&W darkroom nearly forty years ago. Setting it up in our one bathroom, then taking it down every night, lost its appeal.
The first inkjet printers rekindled my interest. Originally I scanned film, then printed from Photoshop. Now I shoot digitally and spend most of my time in Adobe Lightroom.
I love working with my digital images, just as I did in the darkroom, trying to get them to convey the emotion I felt when I took them. Photoshop became a passion, then a profession.
I think my strength as a teacher is in explaining difficult concepts in easily understandable ways, a skill I learned while at Hewlett-Packard Company as a manager, engineer, and trainer. Now I teach at the Mpls Photo Center and formerly taught at the Minnesota Center for Photography.