I have been taking photos since I was a kid. My interest in photography has varied over the years but 10 years ago I decided to dedicate some "serious" time to photography.I travel extensively and love taking photos of primitive cultures and particularly of people. If I can bring out their personality, character and culture, I feel I have captured a great shot. I focus on composition, not the strongest in the technical aspects, maybe I'll improve with age.You can see some of my favourites on my website tomshiffmanphoto.com .Great that this club exists on Saltspring. It will keep me motivated to keep shooting. Thanks!