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Tami

Tami Bevis, nature photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Tami Bevis. Tami is a photographer of many things. She rarely goes out without her camera in hand and makes an almost daily habit of photographing the world around her. Haven’t joined the Photofocus Community yet? Sign up for free today! How did you get started in photography? I have always loved
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