Born in Irving, Tx and raised by Oklahoma parents from El Reno and Alva. Before age 10, I moved to Lubbock, Tx, Yukon, Edmond, back to Yukon and in January 1980, moved to St. John's, NF Canada. Returned for 10-12th grade to Irving, Tx where I graduated in 1987. Joined the US Navy in 1989 and had an aviation career flying as a back seat crewmember off aircraft carriers on my 22nd birthday to eventually fly out of Tinker AFB my last 5 years of service before retiring in 2009. The travel and experiences led me to purchase my first camera, a Minolta 5000i, and begin learning the skill of photography along with other photography hobbyists. After having put my camera away for nearly 15 years, I purchased my first digital camera in 2017 and concentrated on learning the realm of digital photography and post editing techniques. Now I supervise a local Post Office and escape to the great outdoors every chance I get. Photography has become therapeutic to every day busy life. https://www.facebook.com/john.smith.5681
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