This book is dedicated to:

My sister Tammi, whose quest for photographic knowledge impelled me to write this book...

My wife of many years, Brenda; the love of my life and my best friend...

My children, Autumn, David, Emily, Hannah, and Ethan, five priceless gifts...

My mother and father, Barbara and Vaughn, who brought me into this world and guided my early life, teaching me sound principles to live by...

The wonderful staff of Rocky Nook, including Gerhard Rossbach, Joan Dixon, Jocelyn Howell, Petra Strauch, and Matthias Rossmanith...

My copy editor, Jeanne Hansen (www.hansenedits.com), whose eye for detail and knowledge of the English language made this book much nicer for its readers...

And finally, to all the photographic enthusiasts of ...

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