To Ian, engaging in nature photography seemed second nature. He grew up 30 minutes outside of Indiana in a home that was right next to a forest, so there was always plenty of opportunities to appreciate the beauty of nature. In addition, he also helped his mother tend to her garden and flower beds, providing plenty of beautiful flora to enjoy as well. One day, he finally picked up a camera, starting takings picture of the nature around him, and a life-long hobby began. Being driven by a love of nature, he would then go on to graduate from IUP with a degree in biology. Now a graduate, and being familiar with both the artistic and scientific qualities of nature, he always has his camera close by, ready to capture another look into the natural world around us.