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About the Author
Phil Hawkins has worked professionally as a photographer since 2004, in feature news, portraiture, equine, sports, and landscape fine art photography. He had his first gallery show at the University of North Carolina when he was age 15. That same year he produced a documentary series on black poverty, and at age 16, covered racial unrest in North Carolina for the Chapel Hill Weekly. Phil then enrolled at the Hargrave Military Academy, in Chatham, Virginia. He became interested in radio and worked 12 years as a DJ and 3 years as an NCAA women's basketball play-by-play color analyst. While working in Fresno in 1981, Phil discovered Yosemite National Park and dedicated himself to photographing Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. He conducts Yosemite photo workshops throughout the year through yosemitephotoworkshops.com. Phil is also a Photoshop training consultant for video2brain in Graz, Austria; Virtual Training Corporation in Richmond, VA; and Lynda.com at LinkedIn. His clients have included Bloomberg News, Reuters, National Geographic, and more. You can reach Phil at philhawkinsphoto.com.