I have been working as a freelance news photographer since 1987 when my first photograph appeared in Allentown's Messenger Press. Since then I have provided photographs and video to several newspaper, national magazines and television stations in the tri-state area. I am "Certified Professional Photographer" by the Professional Photographic Commission, and belong to the following organizations: Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of NJ, Guild of the Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley, National Press Photographers Association, NJ Press Photographers Association, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. I attend several conventions and seminars on local, state and national levels. In 2011 plan on running several seminars dedicated to sports photography. You can visit my website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter sites by starting at http://www.dennissymons.comBesides photography, in my spare time I enjoy fishing, mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding. You can find me at the shore or in the mountains participating in these activities and much of the time with camera in hand.