I started taking pictures seriously when I got my first SLR-a Minolta film camera-in 2001 but really had no clue what the camera really could do. My job led me all across the country so took pictures wherever I went. I got some good photos, but only by trial and error. When I settled in RI in 2010, I joined the local photo club and have learned a lot from the programs, the members and the workshops. I enjoy most kinds of photography-nature, wildlife, travel, landscape, abstracts and street photography are my favorites though. I take my camera most everywhere I go.