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 a member of the A.C.E.S. camera club in Orange County, Ca. He is a Nikon (D300 ,D800 and D858) and Apple user.