Sherry Blandin is a photographer who resides in Marana, Arizona. She became a photographer later in life after a career as a fourth grade teacher in Monterey Peninsula, California. In 2012, she moved with her husband and two daughters to Arizona, where her career as a professional photographer began.
A trip to Europe at the age of 25 sparked her interest in photography. “I started my photographic journey at age 25 by purchasing a Canon Camera for THE trip to Europe where I thought “point and shoot” would render outstanding photos! That didn’t happen although I took photos all the time! Fast forward 42 years—finally, at age 67, I was ready to expand my knowledge because I knew I had an ‘eye’ for it, point and shoot was not that satisfying anymore, and the amazing colors of the Sonoran Desert inspired me beyond belief. I wanted to capture it all.”
When Sherry decided to dive deeper into the world of photography, she began taking classes both in person and online to develop and advance her skills. “I don’t know how many classes I have taken over the years trying to understand layers and all the tools of Photoshop! When I moved to Arizona, I immersed myself in classes (again!) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Pima College and in online classes. Still didn’t get it until I joined the Highlands Photo Club where I live and took Photoshop Editing Classes from the most amazing teacher, artist, professional photographer, and friend ever, Bill Miller. He has been instrumental in my development as a photographer and as a human being. In one afternoon, I understood layers! He is the best instructor I have ever had.”