I received my first camera, a Mamiya/Sekor 35 mm SLR in 1980, after graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. from my oldest brother, Gary Connard, who had purchased the camera in Japan en route home from two 'tours' in Vietnam. I became semi-professional in 2012, creating the website 'Mountaineer Photographic Memories', which I linked to my Fine Art America Website,Timbo-Connard.artistwebsites.com, for UNRIVALED Prints, Frames, and Accessories.. I also print High Definition images myself in Standard Photographic Formats (8'x10' thru 16'x24') as well as Custom Formats (8-1/2'x11' thru 17'x22' Borderless) from an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Edition Printer with nine(9) cartridge pigmented K3 Vivid Magenta capabilities. We specialize in landscape and wildlife prints(Giclees) on Epson Signature Series Velvet Paper which results in a stunning water-color type appearance emphasizing Matte-black pigment, or Epson Exhibition Matte Paper with a smooth, non-glossy surface with a high-white gamut that is especially reflective of Photo-black pigment. With the ADDITIONAL Light-black AND Light/light-black pigments, B/W images are reproduced as exquisitely as Color!!! With Epson's acid-free, cotton-rag, LIFE-TIME Guarantee against fading or dis-coloration on BOTH, your preference is the MAIN criteria!!!