Portrait: Carl  Ackerman As I said earlier I am addicted to wildlife photography, and in general just spending time in the outdoors. I look forward to taking long weekends camping, fishing and photographing at various locations near my home in upstate South Carolina. My favorite places are along the coast and the Great Smoky Mountains. Both of which are only several hours away. I've always liked to photograph wildlife such as deer and bear. However, lately I have really gotten into photographing more landscapes and birds. The best part is just getting out there and being in a beautiful spot for sunrise or sunset. Once you are there you will find plenty of intresting subjects to fill your viewfinder.