Biggest challenge: going back to college full time while my sons were both toddlers to study nursing.
Barbara are you an RN? My wife did the same thing when the kids were little.
It was a huge challenge but has paid off.
The old guy that lurks in the darkroom in the "digital age".
My Name: Bill
Childhood Ambition: I have had so many
Fondest Memory: I just canít pick one
Proudest Moment:Graduating college, twice
Biggest challenge: figuring out what is next with technology that affects my job.
Alarm clock: Sharp model SPC315
Perfect day:Sunday, no going to the office and no place to be. A cup of coffee in hand, just my thoughts and me.
Last purchase: imac
Favorite movie: The Matrix
Inspiration: Great image be it a photo or a drawing or painting.
The thing they will have to pull out of your die'n hands: My books and sketchbooks.
Favorite Camera: Current one, Nikon D70s
What will you be doing in 10 years? Still wondering what I will be doing in ten years.
Whats on your night stand right now?Alarm clock, four books, lamp
What dont you leave home without? Cell phone
What is a deal breaker for you? If money in involved then it better be cheap.
Your friends would describe you as: Careful, well rounded.
Your Humour:Dry and sarcastic
Favorite place to shoot (a camera that is)? Mountains
My Name: Edgar
(AKA): SST^Defiant^ED ( SST Defiant was my game name when i played online games, i was a member of a battlegroup called " Starfleet " and Defiant was a space fighter ship on Star Trek...
Childhood Ambition: I wanted to be a priest when i was young because I went to a Catholic School...
Fondest Memory: The first time i saw female stripper danced and got naked in front of me and my buddies ( i was 15 yrs old at that time )...
Proudest Moment: I was 25 yrs old when i first met my dad in person ...
Biggest challenge: I'm trying to lose at least 10 lbs, flatten my tummy and that hasn't happened yet
Alarm clock: My cell phone set to go off at 7:00 am then 7:05 then 7:10.
Perfect day: Is when no part of my body hurts when i goto bed at night.
Last purchase: A light sports jacket to wear when i'm out riding my mountain bike
Favorite movie/s: James Bond movies
Inspiration: my mother
Indulgence: Ice Cream ( from ' Coldstone ' called - "Cookie Doughn't You Want Some" )
The thing they will have to pull out of your die'n hands: my camera, wallet
Favorite Camera: Right now is the Canon S2 IS ( needed to upgrade it badly )
What will you be doing in 10 years? hopefully, still alive, healthy and has a job.
Whats on your night stand right now ? lamp, cell phone, mp3 player, headphone.
What dont you leave home without? my wallet
What is a deal breaker for you? Body Odor
Your friends would describe you as: Funny but too quiet at times
Your Humour: can be dry n sarcastic like some people
Favorite place to shoot (a camera that is)? Lake Artemesia 'cuz it's very close to where i live and that's where i jog, bike and go fishing sometimes...
" I once played a great online game called " SST: Battlespace "
My Name: Saad Alafaliq
(AKA): My saudi photo friends call me: Barma'ey, means: Amphibian
Childhood Ambition: To be a security guard, used to think they were the toughest guys ever.
Fondest Memory: All memories that involve my childhood friend & ex roommate, Mohammed, may he rest in peace.
Proudest Moment: When I went to Jeddah (the other side of Saudi) and two photographers recognised me in a coffee house and told me they were big fans.
Biggest challenge: Moving to a tough university after failing in an easy one.
Alarm clock: my cell phone @ 11:30 am.
Perfect day: A humid Thursday with no wind at all. This means: DIVE TRIP
Last purchase: Nikkor 200-400, 70-200 & Tamron 28-75, all for a bargain price.
Favorite movie: Oh brother, where art thou & Forrest Gump.
Indulgence: Soda + cigar + sailing back to dry land after a long dive trip.
The thing they will have to pull out of your die'n hands: STAY AWAY FROM MY FRIGGIN LIGHTER!!!
Favorite Camera: D300
What will you be doing in 10 years? I'll probably be in my hometown working in the family business.
Whats on your night stand right now? I sleep on the floor these days
What dont you leave home without? keys, wallet, phone & smoke.
What is a deal breaker for you? Disrespect, or signs of dishonesty.
Your friends would describe you as: An eccentric idealist with a camera.
Your Humour: Very careful most of the time.
Favorite place to shoot (a camera that is)? 60-100 feet deep around the island of Jana.
My Name: Amanda Zika
(AKA): Amanda (boring right?)
Childhood Ambition: To be a peditrician, astronaut, mommy, wife and photographer (hello blue Fisher Price!)
Fondest Memory: giving birth to my two beautiful children
Proudest Moment: Everytime I see the light in my children's eyes.
Biggest challenge: Being a Christian in a very sinful world.
Alarm clock: I wish I could throw it through the window!
Perfect day: Driving around on backroads with my family looking for shooting spots.
Last purchase: templates for clients
Favorite movie: This is a hard one! I guess The Notebook (so cliche)
Inspiration: Of course God and my children!
Indulgence: Ice cream and lots of it - and photo equipment.
The thing they will have to pull out of your die'n hands: Hello! My camera
Favorite Camera: Film: Pentax k100 and Digital: Pentax k20d
What will you be doing in 10 years? Probably the same as now, wife, mommy and photographer. Only difference is that I will be dealing with the teenage years. God help me!
Whats on your night stand right now? Alarm clock and books.
What dont you leave home without? Purse and calendar
What is a deal breaker for you? Inconsiderate people. I like to surround myself with positivity.
Your friends would describe you as: A good friend.
Your Humour: I have an odd sense of humour. It would be hard to explain. Let's just said I am a lot of fun!
Favorite place to shoot (a camera that is)? Anywhere that my creativity takes me. BUT, I love taking pictures of my kids when they are fingerpainting, playing outside, sleeping - you know, the moments in life that you never want to forget.