Phyllis Peterson

Phyllis Peterson

I've been around photography my whole life. I am a Navy Brat which means we moved around as my father followed his Navy assignments. But my father was a photographer and I learned about film development in my his darkroom. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic and I took photos of friends and family and I enjoyed making scrapbooks out of my photos.

I have a wonderful husband, Bob and we raised 4 boys. Along the way I photographed our children in all their activities and I made a photo albums for every year.

In the about the year 2002 I got Olympus digital camera and I started photographing wildflowers. In my spare time from my main profession which was teaching Life Science and Biology I would learn as much as I could.

When my husband and I lived in North Carolina, I began to photograph the parks and coastline. And I wanted to improve my skills. I joined camera clubs, notably the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association and Charlotte Camera Club. I became the president of the Charlotte Camera Club and I would host photo trips for the clubs. And I participated in many workshops in the Carolinas and Tennessee with some fantastic teachers. I was able to learn and improve my photo skills in a beautiful part of our world.

However now Arizona is home. My husband and I have moved to the Phoenix area to be closer to Grandchildren. I currently belong to the Province Photography Club and the Sun Lakes Camera Club here in the Phoenix area. I photograph events for our community magazine.

There are so many photographic opportunities here in Arizona and the surrounding states. I am excited for the adventure.