Ever since I got my first Kodak Brownie camera as a kid, I have been taking pictures! Thousands of vacation and family snapshots later, I am becoming a photographer instead of a picture-taker. A year ago, my first DSLR and my first BetterPhoto course accelerated my progress. I love nature photography, as well as photographing kids. My goals are to continue to learn to use my camera more artistically and to learn more about Photoshop. I divide my time between the Pacific Northwest and the Michigan woods, and both places provide endless sources of natural beauty.