Nancy has always been an artist – pen and ink and watercolor were favorite mediums. Working from magazine photos was her preferred method. When she wanted to draw or paint her pets (let’s face it, ferrets don’t stay very still unless they are sleeping), she realized she would first have to take their photos. After an exhausting trip to the flea market, she was set with a used Canon camera and a couple lenses. Very quickly she realized just how artistic photography can be, and set about to teach herself all about it. Dozens of books and thousands of rolls of film later, she could then call herself a professional.
As a member of Professional Photographers of America, she devours the information and training they provide. If there is one sure thing in life, it is change, and she refuses to be left behind. She has attended seminars, workshops, webinars, and tries to attend Imaging USA every other year when possible.
Random facts about Nancy:
I have been a vegetarian since 1999. I don’t miss meat one bit.
I have been practicing Taekwon-do since 1993, and it is something I enjoy greatly. This, and my striving to incorporate it into everyday situations, means I can push elevator buttons with my toe. You would too, don’t lie!
I have been a photographer since 1995, and an artist since probably before I was born. Photography is my life, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Some of my favorite things:
Hot tea – every morning
Dark chocolate – whenever I am stressed
The beach – not nearly often enough
Rides with my horse – any chance I get
Hugs from my puppy – every morning before tea, and anytime he asks!
If I could be any animal in the world: I would be a dragon. Fire, flying, overall awesomeness. Are there vegetarian dragons?
If you are working under the hood of your car and get dirty oil on your hands, the best way to get it off is use clean oil
Don’t try to wear a sweater with metallic thread on an airplane – the airport security sensors go off and you get to be the lucky winner of a special hands-on search