After retiring from teaching I upped my photography game from “hobby” to “passion”, resulting in a variety of one-woman exhibits and other published photos.
I have been a contributing photographer for Berkeleyside (an online news site) and a volunteer photographer for a variety of organizations. I have done volunteer photography for Berkeley Animal Care Services (the city animal shelter), Ashby Village (older adults living independently), The Lair of the Golden Bear (UC’s family camp), and the YWCA.
I also work with an organization known as "ProBonoPhotography" which works with non-profits whose missions are community service, social justice, or environmental advocacy.
My photos have appeared in Visit Berkeley, several East Bay Regional Parks publications, and on the Solano Stroll poster. Among others, I’ve had photos featured in materials for the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness and posted online for Barktoberfest, a Halloween competition for dogs.
The primary payoff for me has always been the connections I make when taking photos - whether it’s a flower with a bee, a dog, or a human.