About Efren Herrera, a brief Bio Hello, My name is Efren Herrera, I am an L.A. based photographer, and I'd like to share some of the more notable mile markers from my unlikely road to photography. 1962 Born in El Paso TX. To a Mr. & Mrs. Herrera and raised across the border in Mexico in a beautiful town called Ciudad Juarez, in the state of Chihuahua. Education An early interest in Medicine and Pre-Med led somehow to Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, El Paso. Ultimately I achieved a formal education as a classically trained Sound and Recording Engineer in the State of California. Josephine All along I had a wonderful grandmother that loved photography and world travel, unfortunately I would inherit not only her love of photography but also her lack of talent, and soon began cutting off people's heads in my own pictures. 2002 After a dream trip to Paris and the south of France, twenty or so rolls of film, and not one decent shot in the bunch, I decide to enroll in a photography class at a local community college and investigate this frustrating lack of talent. 2003 Tried my hand at Landscape and Travel photography and often became very frustrated trying to get places at the perfect time of day in search for that elusive "golden time". 2004 I will never go digital! 2004 Cont. Went all digital. Workshops and help sessions with people like Craig Wolf, Don Gale, David Mecey and Robert Farber, introduced me to the wonderful world of strobe lighting and an ever-present perfect light, as well as a complete fascination with the female form and the ongoing hunt for the perfect shadow.