Although I did take some photos growing up, I didn't seriously start shooting until college, when I enrolled in a required photojournalism course. I bought developing equipment and developed my own black and white photos in the campus darkroom.
I ended up becoming a journalist, and have been an editor and writer for nearly 30 years at such publications as the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Ventura County Star and Hispanic Business Media. Recent roles include Senior Managing Editor for MotorHome magazine and Assistant Writer in UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. I am currently the Senior Writer in the Graduate Division at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
My first camera was a Konica and I've owned Kodak digital cameras, Canon Rebels, a 10D, 20D and 40D, and an Olympus digital. I now shoot with a Canon 7D.
I'm a native Southern Californian (the Los Angeles area). I live in Oxnard (California's Strawberry Coast) in beautiful Ventura County north of L.A.
I've been married to George Foulsham since St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1999. George is News Director in the Office of Public Affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
We have two great dogs, Golden retriever Bella and mini Australian shepherd Ginger.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Communication Arts (newspaper/magazine journalism), Cal Poly, Pomona. Master's, Communication (print journalism), Stanford University.
Please view the images at my PatriciaPix Photography Web site and on my Flickr Web site.