I am guy who loves his family and loves the outdoors. Along the way I take photos mostly as a record of my experiences, not as an expression of art. Along the way I have strove to become a better photographer, to develop "an eye" and to learn to capture, represent and define what I see. Most everything is self taught, I have slowly ever so slowly over the course of 1000s of photos, and trial and error learned about lighting, and exposure and filters and f-stops and shutter speeds. I post some photos on my Photo Blog and reports of my adventures on the Blog of Niffgurd. Enjoy!