I have always been inspired by visual media like movies and still photography. It was probably about 37 years since I bought my first SLR camera. When I finally took a class in B&W basic photography 35 years ago I was already pretty well grounded in all the basics. I have tried to combine my aptitude of the technology with my knowledge of the natural world. I have attended workshops of many well known professionals in the field of nature photography.
My background is in biology and veterinary medicine. Some have said that 'seeing' is an art and photography is a tool in which you improve your ability to "see". From daily observation we learn to appreciate the drama of changes in light quality, color and form. The natural world has an almost infinite view-box of visual images. Anything that inspires me enough to make an image is what I try to share in a photograph and hopefully some of that excitement is captured in what the viewer sees. I like to travel and see great natural spectacles but much of what I find tends to be that closest to home, often in my own backyard. Sometimes it is "all in the details" and I try to show those details in my images.
I have thousands of slides from the film days and now shoot 99% digital. I have used the Nikon system and Canon EOS cameras. I occasionally shoot a Pentax 6x7 film camera system.