I shunned joining camera clubs for most of my life. But, in the summer of 2017, I attended my first camera club meeting. After that I was hooked. I have been a member of the Thousand Oaks Photo Group (TOPG) since August 2017, and I quickly joined the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) that same year. Initially, I thought I would specialize in landscape nature photography. But, after joining TOPG, I have expanded my areas of interest to include astro-landscape photography, photojournalism and human interest subjects. I am truly a very eclectic photographer.
In addition to my photography work, I judge at other local camera club’s competitions and I serve on the Board of Directors of the TOPG and S4C. I volunteer at the local high school, photographing band, orchestra and marching bands, and I also photograph for the National Park Service.