The first time I picked up a camera was thanks to my dad encouraging me to try one of his old hobbies. I proceeded to take a B&W photography class in high school 15 years ago. It has been a hobby of mine ever since. I now have more time to spend on trying to improve my skills and technique and hope to further all aspects of my photography. Please feel free to critique or comment on any of my shots, I encourage it. Every photographer has different insights, a different view or aspect of the same scene, and all think a little differently on technique. That is part of the intrigue about photography.