Earl is originally from Havre de Grace, MD. He spent 21 years in the Air Force before retiring in 2002. He was introduced to photography by a friend while stationed in England in the early 1980s but never made an effort to really learn the art. In 2003, he purchased a new Elan 7E and has been hooked on photography since. He is a self taught photographer to this point and has learned by reading books and trial and error. He recently bought a new EOS 20D and trying to improve his digital photography skills. He welcomes all comments to help improve his skills and hopes to eventually earn enough money in photography to support his hobby.