Leslie Sutton has enjoyed photography at some level for most of her life. Her father was an avid amateur photographer whom she spent time with learning the basics of photography, both in the field and in the darkroom of their home. At the end of Leslie's junior year in high school he bought her her first SLR camera. That summer she went on a school sponsored tour of Europe. Taking pictures with her new camera on that trip, combined with the accolades she received from her family during her slideshow presentation, fueled her interest in photography.
Leslie drifted away from the hobby for almost 30 years, until joining the Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) in 2008 which enabled her to obtain a Universal Entry Number (UEN), for participating in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) competitions. She joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 2012 and attended the PSA Conferences in 2012 and 2014. Her favorite things to photograph are nature and wildlife, scenic landscapes, cowboys/cowgirls, horses, candid shots of people and pets, and also some photojournalism. Leslie classifies herself as a novice photographer, and because she's extremely limited on free time, she has not had the opportunity to adequately learn post processing software. Her goal for the near future is to become more familiar with that software, and to enter her photos in more exhibitions and competitions.
Links to photo galleries from other PSA members of California, below.