I photographed my first camellia in March, 2006, when my wife and I joined members of the Charlotte Camellia Society on a trip to the Cam Too Camellia Nursery in Greensboro, NC. Each March, I attend the Charlotte Camellia Society's Annual Camellia Show and photograph camellias. In March, 2012, SouthPark Magazine featured my camellia images on the cover and as illustration for an article promoting the show. All of my current photography is digital. I do most of my post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. My goal when optimizing images in the “virtual darkroom” is to share the beauty and excitement that I saw in the original subject." I live in Brevard, NC, USA, nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina.