Rick's interest in Photography began while gazing through a 35mm Nikormat camera in 1976. The magic, he notes, was watching prints come alive in the chemical darkroom. Camera technology evolved into digital which brought with it the marvelous LCD screen on the back of many camera bodies accelerating the learning process for him. Adobe Photoshop was developed and the rest is history.
He attended his first Council convention in 2008 which lead to joining the Filmpack Camera Club. Rick serves on the Filmpack Camera Club's board. He served as Club Print Chair for three years. He is currently serving as Field Trip Chair and is on the planning committee for the Columbia Council convention in 2019.