For this mother of seven and grandmother of three, photography is not just a hobby. It is a way of life. I take so many pictures of “real life” every week. Because cameras are so readily available these days, it is easy to snap a quick photo – or even a video. The trick is to do it well. I have run the photography equipment gauntlet since my first child was born (in 1991). From Polaroid to Kodak, from Canon to Nikon, and from “flip phones” to the cell phones we have today, I have seen it all. I strive to learn the latest and greatest techniques, tips, and tricks to bring the best pictures into view.