Darrell Young is a professional nature and event photographer and an active member of Professional Photographers of America, North American Nature Photography Association, and Nikon Professional Services. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera. Darrell has 35 years of experience in event photography, and produces commercial and editorial images for two major stock agencies. Darrell's manuals are based on real-life experience using the cameras in a production environment. Living in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given Darrell a real concern for environmental issues and a deep interest in nature photography. You will often find him on the trails and byways of the Appalachian Mountains, standing behind a tripod with a beautiful landscape in view.