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I joined this site back in 2010, so while I may look like a noob, I'm not. I completed my first 365 project in July 2011. I dabbled for a little while, posted here and there, made a few more attempts to do it again, quit paying my ace membership and here i am starting clean again in 2017!!

Originally from Texas, now living in NE Tennessee. I miss my Texas but this is home too.

I've always kinda been interested in photography. I come from a freakishly creative family where everyone has at least one talent that they're crazy good at. Dad dabbled in photography, mom was a commercial artist. Aunt and Cousin are wildly amazing photographers, most of the rest of the family are singers and songwriters and we have one accountant to keep us all out of the poor house.

I'd picked up scrapbooking many years ago and loved it, but found that I had kinda crappy pictures to put in those scrapbooks I'd spent so much time and effort on. There's where the trouble began...Bought my first digital camera. Got pretty good with it. Made some wonderful scrapbooks. Decided I was out-growning the point and shoot and wanted a camera "smarter than me". Bought my first DSLR. It was smarter than me. Congratulations, Terri...Haven't scrapbooked since!

Now, it's some NINE years later-and I'm still learning what me and a camera can do, I've moved on to a full-frame DSLR and changed my resume to include the words "Professional Photographer" which is still mind-blowing to me, that I'm lucky enough to get paid to do what I love... Don't let that professional thing fool you though, there's still plenty out there I need to learn, a handful of things I need to un-learn and a heap of things I need to re-learn.

I contract with a Real Estate Agency and provide images for all their online listings. It's a blast getting to walk through homes, most of which I can't afford and it hardly seems like 'work' to me on most days.

I'm also fortunate enough to have my images in an art gallery downtown where I live, and even more fortunate that people are generous enough to buy my work there.

So that brings us here...on the cusp of another 365 adventure. I'm bringing friends with me...some that were with me on my first attempt and a few more that I've recruited to keep me motivated!