“In college Richard Duval majored in journalism, but it was a required photography class that made him the best candidate at the time to teach photography, in tandem with journalism, at the high school level for three years. His professional focus turned to marketing, but he continued honing his skills behind the camera with a lean toward scenic and landscape until about five years ago when he found himself on Mt. Rainier with so many other photographers that it resembled a Canon commercial.” (Columbian.com)