Many people who excel are self-taught.
I like form and shape and strength in pictures.
I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I had a good business sense.
Even though I didn't get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics.
When you start out, you're not really aware. I didn't have a sense of photographic history.
For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye. I think I had a good eye.
Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood.
Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up.
Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.