Wes Smith resides in Orange County, Ca. He started photography when he received a Brownie Star Flash camera for his 8th grade graduation. He is a graduate of College of San Mateo and San Jose State University. He retired in 2007 after teaching music for 33.65 years, this includes time teaching for the California Youth Authority. He reports his interest in photography blossomed when he changed to digital photography. He is now president of the A.C.E.S. camera club in Orange County, Ca. He is a Nikon (D300 and D800) and Apple user.