Dean W. Ginther was born in Chicago; graduated from DePauw University and the University of Illinois and spent most of his career in higher education in the Texas A&M University System and at Capella University in Minneapolis. He is a past member of Rotary, a certified glider and single engine aircraft pilot, a certified SCUBA diver, a "retired" motorcycle safety instructor for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and a certified Master Gardener. His current interests and activities include bicycling, table tennis, pickle ball, science fiction, boat building and woodworking, motorcycle riding and motorcycle safety, computers, vintage cars, gardening, and, of course, photography. His most frequent photographic subjects are nature and scenic photography, although his photography also captures other opportunities. His first SLR cameras were Nikon F's, when film was dominant and Kodak was a vibrant and growing company. Back then, he developed both color and bw film and prints in a basement darkroom. Today his digital cameras include a Panasonic GH3 and an LX100 and he employs Photoshop, Lightroom, Topaz, Photoshop Raw Editor, Photomatix, and Nik software for post processing. He resides with his wife near Rapid City, Michigan on Elk Lake in the summers and Georgetown, TX in the winters. He and his wife have two sons, both engineering graduates of Texas A&M University, and four grandchildren. He can be contacted at email@example.com.