I began my photography hobby several years ago and in the past year, I've had wonderful opportunities to photograph concerts, musical theater, and work with local musicians. I have a full-time day job, and my camera is my weekend escape. I enjoy the story behind the photo as much as capturing the emotion and drama of a scene. My focus is highlighting programs that support the community and local musicians. My goal is to capture images that lend itself to an article or short story. I hope to improve my photojournalism just in time for my retirement so I can start a new chapter in my life.