I've been interested in photography since I was a kid, but I first got my cheap camera back in 1997 (a kodak) and started taking photos of friends. I got my first decent camera back in 2000 while visiting Saudi Arabia (Nikon Pronea S), got my first digital camera a year later while visiting Turkey. That is the time when I started taking landscape photos. I realized I needed a more decent digital camera, so I bought a Nikon D100 back in January 2004 and I've been loving it since. One of my addictions also is working on Photoshop, I am still a beginner on this program, but it will take me awhile to learn.
Places I've been to: (aside from California and of course Philippines)... Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Nevada, Idaho, Minnesota, Iowa, Washington, Saudi, Turkey, Japan, Guam, and of course I've been to other U.S. States, but just can't remember.
I use these for my Nikon D100: Quantaray tele-macro 70-300mm and Tamron 19-35mm wide angle lenses, Nikon SB-50DX flash and of course a regular tripod. When I earn more money, then I'll buy more photo equipment.
UPDATE: I just bought a new flash, a Nikon SB-800 - it's a gem!!!