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I am passionate about education. In my 30 plus years as a photographer I have made my continuing photographic education a top priority. I have studied with many incredible photographers. These classes and workshops have shaped me as an artist and as a person.

This year Master Photographer David Ziser invited me to be his guest at the annual meeting of Camera Craftsmen of America, held in Budapest, Hungary. Camera Craftsmen members include many of North America’s finest photographic artists. What an incredibly warm and welcoming group!

The week was filled with fun, friendship and photography. Budapest is an incredible destination, and everyone loved it. When we were not enjoying the sights, we had the chance to share ideas and review the latest work of the members. Several members held live photo sessions.

Budapest is a city of almost 2 million people. It is the capital city of Hungary – a country of 10 million people. Budapest’s strategic location on the Danube River has been a blessing and a curse. Many invaders have occupied the city, including the Ottomans, the Nazi’s and the Soviets, to name just a few.

The Hungarian people are strong and proud of their recently attained freedom from outside oppression. When the Soviet Union ended its occupation of Hungary in 1991 the country was quick to ally itself with the West, NATO and the EU. The reconstruction of the country has been amazing. Today the incredible history of this great country is on full display in Budapest.

If you would like to see a little of Budapest, I have put together a collection of photographs from my visit, along with a little commentary. You can scroll through the album here. However, I recommend you click here to view it full screen.