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(from L to R Jim Kreyger, Maria Ward, James Crowder)
has been interested in the environment and photography since
the early 1970's. This interest grew from many extended camping and backpacking
trips throughout the United States and Canada. He has been actively pursuing nature
and wildlife photography for 10 years. He and his family live in Santa Barbara,California.
was born in Switzerland and introduced at an early age to the
joys and challenges of photography by her father. She uses photography as a tool
to tell the stories of her many travels, predominantly in Africa and in Venice,
and other destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America. She lives in Carpinteria,California.
has been shooting since he was 12-years-old after his uncle,
Leonard Reed, a famous entertainer and dancer, gave him a 35mm rangefinder camera.
He started shooting nature and wildlife photography seriously about 6 years ago
and has been shooting digital for 3 years. He lives in Montecito, California.