My father had a full-time job, but was very talented outside his work arena. One such talent was photography – large format, black and white. He set up posed family and individual child shots about every six months. But he also composed fine art prints and was a stickler for showing perspective using near-far techniques, often placing a person somewhere in the foreground. I learned from him. But my working life (physician) kept me away from trying to create art, though I continued to have a keen interest in its many aspects, especially photography. At any rate, as my medical career wound down, my time with photos and Photoshop had a correspondingly jump up. The Photoshop part was easy – technical and scientific, and four full semester courses at the local JC gave me a great base. Like in medicine, the art part is harder, takes longer to master and can only be done in the field. In that regard I have traveled to some incredibly beautiful and historic places, while at the same time developing a more environmental conscience. My pictures have been chosen in a couple of juried exhibitions. I continue to work hard to improve.