Have a good old Olympus OM10 to prove I can use a 'real' camera, but tend to use a Fuji Finepix A340 digital compact which gives excellent results. Also use a Panasonic MS5 Video Camera. Tend to mostly take artistic nudes, but like to experiment a bit and have got surprising results of a firework display with the fuji. Why did I start this hobby? I don't know. My father is a pro. photographer si it's always been around me, but it's only since I bought the Fuji a few weeks ago that I started paying more attention to detail.