Cynthia Lyons fell in love with photography at the age of 12 when she spent her entire life savings on a small 35mm film camera and a roll of film. It was more of an investment really…. for her new passion would become her livelihood in her adult years.
Her photography remained a hobby throughout college and during the early years of raising her children. But in 1996, she took her hobby out into the field and began shooting dogs in action as hunting companions, and she returned as a free lance field photographer. The musician Marc Anthony said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Cynthia now knew what he meant. She was in love with her newly-formed job. From there, she incorporated into it her love for education and art.
Cynthia became a certified teacher with the Texas Education Agency. In addition to teaching reading in public and charter schools, she taught summer photography camps for the Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio, TX. Teaching photography in the summer camps was her favorite because of the relaxed atmosphere, fun in learning, and freedom to truly teach her favorite subject.
Today, Cynthia is retired and now free to do photography as she enjoys. She works free lance, teaches classes and camps for both adults and kids, and occasionally travels. Her camera is always with her.