I like to think that the photography bug was passed down to me from my Dad. He dabbled in photography in the San Francisco/Bay Area in the 70's and 80's. He mostly shot photos of the family but he did have some paid jobs as well. He likes to tell me about how he shot live bands in San Francisco. When I was around 10 years old my Dad had a darkroom set up that doubled as my bedroom. I sometimes wonder if the chemicals from the darkroom altered my brain to make me like photography even more. I remember developing some photos with him and I thought it was pretty awesome but I got bored quickly.
Right before my teens hit I got heavily into skateboarding. My friends and I would skateboard around the neighborhood for hours everyday. We would get magazines and videos for us to view professionals. In these magazines and videos I found myself thinking, "hey I could do that". Not the professional skating part but the photography and videography. So I would borrow my Dads camera and video camera and I would shoot photos and film video of my friends skating.
Fast forward to 2008... this is the year that I chose to take college courses and learn more about photography. At that time I had a SLR (single-lens reflex) camera and a point and shoot digital camera. So I invested in a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera and went to school. I learned a tremendous amount in the college courses that would help with my photography career and I met some great people along the way. It was during this time in my life that I realized photography was my passion.
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