Hi! I'm not much of a writer so this is going to be pretty basic.
I'll start with something typical: I LOVE photography. I'm sure you expected that. Going out and creating images is something I'm very passionate about. I really enjoy shooting long exposure landscapes and city-scapes. Mainly what influences me is nature itself. The way light interacts with everything and the moods or feelings created by various landscapes or perspectives. A large part of what draws me to shoot cityscapes is the architecture and planning aspect. Buildings on their own are unique and works of art, but I also like to examine how an entire block looks or even a corner. Aerial photography is new to me but has quickly grown on me and I hope to add more aerials to my portfolio each year. I'd also like to travel (told you this was typical) and experience new places.
Now for something less typical: I graduated college with a bachelor of science in business administration finance. I'm a Sr. Financial Analyst for a semiconductor company headquartered in the technology capital of the world, San Jose California.
I'm a self taught spare time photographer. I absorbed a lot in an elective beginning photography class I took in college and I highly recommend this to anyone in school not pursuing photography as a degree. This is also where I was introduced to the editing software I use (Lightroom).
If you click my Portfolio (Flickr Link), you can see all the equipment I used to take each photo as well as the settings I used.
Thanks for reading a little bit about me.