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A Colorado native and resident, Joshua Hardin has a lifelong interest in photography that began while using a Kodak 110 film camera to document his childhood hiking trips with family members around Colorado and other vacations to the national parks of the Western United States including Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Joshua studied black and white darkroom photography in high school and while attending Colorado State University, he worked as a manager at a chain of one hour photo lab stores in the Loveland/Fort Collins region as well as on both the photo and editorial staffs of CSUs student newspaper The Rocky Mountain Collegian. After earning his bachelors degree in journalism he worked for a year as a reporter and photographer for The BVI Beacon, a newspaper in the British Virgin Islands. Upon returning to Colorado, Joshua worked as the staff photographer for Regis University in Denver from 2004 to 2009 while earning a masters degree in business administration there. His work has earned honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, Company Magazine and the North American Nature Photography Association. He is the owner of Viewfinder Media, a company devoted to nature and travel photography, publishing and workshops for photographers and business leaders.