When I have some downtime or desperately need an escape, I head to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to do some scenic and wildlife photography. More often than not, I head straight to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Nature is where my journey in photography began and it sure was harder than it looked. I literally learned how to use my DSLR camera taking wildlife and scenic pictures in some pretty challenging situations. We all need to make time to do what we love and for me it's photographing the great outdoors whenever possible.