A technical writer and trainer by trade, many years ago I turned my ability to handle the written word into the hobby of freelance writing – mostly travel and local interest items for starters. I quickly learned that my articles had a better chance of being published when accompanied by suitable images. After some basic experience and lessons applied to a series of travel and local interest items, my photography became a standalone hobby. With a bit of patience and more good luck, I've found my images featured in a variety of newspapers as well as nationally-recognized magazines including Fine Gardening and National Geographic. Not too shabby for a hobbyist. If you're interested in viewing other images of a given genre - floral, seascape, etc. - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments or links, please.
For those who might enjoy wearing an image, the diving bear and ladybug on flower items are available in various presentations at http://www.cafepress.com/divingbear and http://www.cafepress.com/ladybugonflower.
Also, since you're here, check out my novel - Dark Deception - available in hard copy through Amazon or e-copy through any of the major readers. More details at http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Deception-Mr-Lawrence-Pratt/dp/1481899376.