"When I got my first camera 35 years ago, it was just another hobby; something I thought I'd try after astronomy and stamp collecting. I'd play with it a bit and then move on to something else. This one stuck with me though and over the years has taken me on some pretty amazing adventures. A camera is like a passport that opens doors into other people's lives, and lets you learn and grow through your experiences with them. It's been a blast and I look forward to the next 35 years."
Reed Hoffmann has been a professional photographer for over twenty five years. Nowadays he splits his time between photography (editorial and commercial photo assignments for USA Today, New York Times, Eco-Challenge, The Apprentice, The Contender) and digital photography consulting and teaching as a partner in Blue Pixel (www.bluepixel.net). He is a two-time winner of the NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, has written papers on color management for Microsoft, digital workflow for Lexar and is a regular columnist for various digital photography websites. He has worked with over thirty newspapers to improve their digital photography and continues to teach at various workshops in the nation and around the world.