I attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco eons ago. There, I was introduced to photography (developing negatives and prints) along with various other visual art subjects, but eventually pursued a teaching/research vocation to avoid hunger. I prefer expressive emotions to lifeless clothes hangers.
As a "Top Drawer" and a member of "The List", I sometimes volunteer a part of my time/resources to help newbie models start up their portfolios even when they do not necessarily help improve mine. (See
for a description of "The List" and "Top Drawer".)
I am also a member of the "2nd List", a group who volunteer to help mentor newbie photographers. (See
.) I do not claim to know everything (not even close), but I will gladly share what I know.
Nam, chubs photography