My short 30+ Year Photography Story In the early 1980s I was an owner of a company. The business was completely unrelated to photography. Photography was in my life because I was a young father with a desire to document my kids' growth years, and the equipment appealed to me. Film and video tape were all that was available. My still photography results were less than impressive so I discussed my frustrations with a tennis buddy who was early into his own photography pursuits. He suggested that I subscribe to photo magazines and practice a few basic things to build confidence. In a year or so, as a result of spending time in the field with him and reading all I could find about nature and travel image making, I decided it was time to see if someone would like my work enough to buy it. Over the next three years, I added equipment and spent much of my time gathering images for stock houses, calendar publishers and magazines. Images I previously considered to be unachievable were being produced on every outing. Editors and publishers encouraged me to submit new things every month. And the checks came in regularly. With the digital age came changes. Welcome in most ways. Challenging in others. And life happened, too. My love for photography has remained. It provides my creative outlet and now, an enhancement to my real estate career that I find very satisfying.