Both of my parents were Navy Photographers mates. While my mother only served one term, my father served for over 30 years. In my early years, I regarded my mother as the more creative photographer and my father as the technical expert. However, while in the Navy my father was restricted to Navy subjects at work and when you work with something all day, you don't want anything to do with it once home. So after retiring from the Navy, my father showed his creative side. His creative, artistic work is featured at my website as he passed copyright to me in January 2014.

In truth, I am a 3rd generation photographer as my Grandfather Alfred E. Griffiths was also an accomplished photographer as well. As a teenager, he even tried to teach me creative composition during a summer that I spent with him on Crystal River on his houseboat. Unfortunately, those lessons were not learned well by me.

While I had a point and shoot Canon Rebel with a kit lens for years, I did not start learning creative exposure until 2012 after I acquired my father's cameras and equipment. Thankfully, I waited until the digital age of photography and avoided the high cost and chemicals of film photography.

Photoshop CS 6 & CC, Google's Nik Suite, Alien Skin Suite, On1, Topaz Collection, Portrait Pro, and Corel Paint are some of the tools I use. 

When I first started this journey in 2012, my photography was primarily focused on nature and wildlife. Since then I have expanded my interests as my skills have improved. Most recently, I have started exploring the artistic style of Robin Perry, one of my father's mentors. What Robin Perry did with film, combining multiple photos and textures was amazing.  

As I continue to move forward creatively and artistically, I have searched for digital age inspiration. I found such inspiration with the magazine "Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge." For this reason, I became an affiliate of "Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge" with Sebastian Michaels. As I progress through the courses offered by Sebastian, I will update my blog.  If you are interested in improving your PhotoArt creativity and artistry, please use the following link: "Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge"