So I finally decided it was time for me to fill this part out. My name is Richard Gregory, I am a combat veteran of Iraq. After about 5 years of being back home I realized that I was having issues and sought help. Was diagnosed with PTSD and severe depression. I was constantly hiding from everyone and not going out. During my time of therapy I decided I need to do something to get me out of the house. I always enjoyed photography, however never did much with it or learned much about it besides point and click. I ended up getting an entry level DSLR camera. I started practicing just by reading the instruction book on my camera. I bought my camera from Creve Coeur Camera who is based out of our Creve Coeur, MO. So now this is the plug for them. They have several stores in various locations. I highly recommend checking them out. Great people work there.  They offer classes from one on one to group outings. I want to say thank you to someone who was their instore teacher Edward Szczepanski. A great photographer who knows what he is doing and helped me in learning. Also would like to send a thank you to another teacher they have, that would be Scott Rovak. He is a sports photographer for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. Scott as also worked for USAToday Sports. I learned a good deal from these people. While attending one of the classes I met Carrie Ann who introduced me to New York Institute of Photography. She also took the time to work with me on using studio lighting. I ended up enrolling in NYIP where I graduated through their course for professional photography. Great school and I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to learn more. So enough plugging about others. I found that photography really helps me with my PTSD and depression. I eventually learned that at a few VA hospitals they actually started using photography as a method of helping veterans with PTSD to cope. So that is how RG Photography came about. I love learning new things with photography. Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, critiques, etc. all is welcomed.