Duane's Pics, Holiday, FL
I've lived in the Tampa Bay area for 30 years, after spending the first 20 years of my life living in a lot of interesting places, as my father is retired from the Air Force.
While I've turned this "hobby" into a side business, it's still a way of having fun, and I certainly don't take myself too seriously...but I take the product I offer very seriously. I understand everyone who has a cell phone has a camera and everyone thinks they're a great photographer. With that in mind, I take special care to produce something of which I'm proud, and go with the flow from there.
I did my first show in the Summer of 2009 and still have that "wow" feeling when someone hands me money for one of my photographs.
As long as I'm having fun I'll keep doing this...and I don't see this as ever not being fun!