I retired a couple of years ago after spending most of my career in the newspaper business. In 2007, as my wife and I were preparing for a trip to Africa, I decided to improve my photography skills. Although I was in the accounting area I started spending some time with the photo editor and a couple of the newspaper photographers. I also attended some photography classes as the local junior college. After a few years went by my interest in photography started to diminish. When I retired I decided to renew my interest and now photography is one of my primary hobbies. I am looking forward to continuing to become a better photographer.