I live in Spokane Washington & have only been really doing photography for a little over a year now. The best advice I can give to anyone starting out is to try and buy a nice camera from the start so your not replacing to get the quality you want. You definitly get what you pay for. I like to take pictures of just about anything that catches my eye from bees to landscapes. I think a good photographer does not limit him/herself to one or two specific areas because there is alot of great stuff out there. I have also learned that everyone has their own style & taste & it's always interresting & surprising to see what photo does better than another. I have been told I have a gift for this & I intend to make the best of it. Hope you enjoy my work.