Rick grew up in a military family moving from one side of North America to the other with a stop in the middle for good measure. During his years in Alaska, he developed a love for the outdoors and an interest in photography. College, having a family, and a career in IT put that interest on hold for a long, long time. In recent years, he has found more time to indulge this interest which has since grown into a passion. He freely admits he still has much to learn about photography and that is in large part what excites him. There is always something to learn, a new techniques to experiment with, and boundaries to push. If he never sells an image, that's fine with him. Photography has already given him more than he ever expected and he's just getting started!