I have been serious about photography for 5 years and am self-taught, but have learned so much from the short time I have been associated with Betterphoto. I'm from the state of Maine and enjoy the outdoor beauty the state provides and try to capture that with my camera along with other places my travels take me. Canon equipment is my gear of choice although I just purchased a Sony NEX5N. I am continually inspired by the work that I see from fellow photographers on Betterphoto and elsewhere. The photography community is filled with sharing people. I hope that someday I will be able to inspire others with my work.