My interest in photography began around age 13 when my father purchased me my first 35mm camera, a fully manual SLR with a 50mm normal lens. With that camera my eyes were opened to the amazing world of photography. In those first years of shooting pictures I owned one camera and one normal lens.
While attending the University of Rhode Island I studied the early pioneers of landscape photography such as Edward Muybridge and Carlton Watkins. In that history of photography class I saw slide shows of classic photographs of the western U.S. and longed to venture out west. Immediately after graduating college, I traveled through twenty states and visited four major national parks one summer in three months!
I created Sunrise Photography in 1981 as a home-based photography business. I have since changed the name to Rick DeBari Photography. In addition to still photography I now am doing digital videography and video editing of live music and events. My lifelong passion continues to this day and hopefully for many years into the future!