Passionate shooter that takes my camera everywhere. I have always kept a point and shoot in my car and office, but lately have found my phone is my go to if I want to capture an image on the spur of the moment (but clearly have not mastered) . When I put a camera to my eye all cares disappear and I am focused on the scene before me. I began to use digital cameras in the early 2000 and have moved through several versions of Nikons. I currently shoot mainly with a full frame D850 with a D500 for the crop body and speed. I also have a Sony Rx1r which I use as an easy to carry digital camera. It is a fixed lens full frame and takes incredible pics, the zoom happens to be my feet. I love to shoot landscapes, wildlife, and macros. I have done several photography treks with professional mentors and learned a great deal from them. As I have matured as a photographer I have developed a true love for animals and conservation. Living in Florida has certainly pushed conservation up on my scale of concerns . I love traveling and getting to witness all the unique animals around the globe!
Professionally I have spent my career as a Laboratorian, initially as a Medical Technologist and moved on to various management roles. Most of my early career was in hospitals in the Northeastern US. My most recent role was Director of Operations at a large Reference lab in Maryland. The very long days finally convinced me it was time to look for something different to do with my time. I "retired" the end of July and my husband and I moved to Florida to be near my youngest daughter and her family. I am using the extra time to focus on my photography, post- processing, and my granddaughters.