I am a professional photographer and technical communicator based in San Diego, California. As an author of photography instruction books, my job is to teach technical subjects by breaking them down into easy-to-understand concepts. I am the author of Digital SLR Photography For Dummies - eLearning Kit.
I changed from film to digital photography as soon as good quality DSLRs became affordable. My computer skills made it a natural choice for my professional product photography work at HP. I used a Nikon DSLR for my portrait business, which led to the privilege of working with Campus Photography International in Japan, Korea, Qatar, and Guam. Although teaching has become almost full time, I still keep an active client list doing business portraits and other types of commercial photography.
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In 2004, I started the San Diego Digital SLR Photography Group. This is now a popular meeting place for San Diego photographers with over 700 members. The experience in running that club led me to believe that I could help digital photographers, whether beginners with point-and-shoot cameras, or more experienced DSLR owners. I'm very much indebted to the many people who encouraged me in this direction, which resulted in me creating these digital photography workshops.