I grew up in the beautiful country of Costa Rica (¡pura vida!), where I developed a passion for for photography. I started using Pentax film equipment and later purchased a 4x5 camera and set up a small home darkroom. Several years ago, I got rid of my film equipment and now shoot only digital. I am currently a resident of Arkansas and enjoy photographing the Natural State. I continue to learn from the many great photographers on this site. Thanks, BetterPhoto, for keeping this a family-friendly site.