Growing up, Tammy Ruggles always wanted to be a photographer like her hero Ansel Adams, but her progressive blinding disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, prevented her.

She couldn’t read the settings on a camera, or see in a darkroom due to the night blindness that is associated with RP.

But 2013 changed all of that, when she discovered how easy it was to use a digital camera. No settings to read; no darkroom necessary.

To practice photography, she uses a point-and-shoot digital camera set on auto, a 47-inch computer monitor, her remaining vision, and former art education. She says she couldn’t do it without today’s technology.

Tammy’s portfolio can be viewed at, and her photo books are available on Kindle at Amazon:


Photo Books, Art Books, and E-books by Tammy Ruggles: