I am retired, I have had many careers all dealing with education as social services. I have been an administrator and teacher. My doctorate is in Urban Education from Fordham University.
I have been interested in photography since my 20's but only have been actively involved for the past ten years since digital cameras and Photoshop came on the scene. I am interested in everything but have been focusing on wildlife, travel and people. I believe that taking the photo is the first and a critical step in the artistic process but the processing allows one to bring a vision into existence. Only in photo journalism should rigid limits apply to post processing. However, the photographer should always identify the degree to which he/she has made modifications to the original image.