I attribute my love for photography to my Dad. He always took lots of amazing pictures of me and my 3 siblings when we were kids. I think that's probably why i love my picture taken as much as i like to take pictures of others. I took pictures in college but mostly grab pictures for memories. It wasn't untill 2003 that a coworker, Gaylen, ignited a passion in me. He helped me purchase my first camera, a used Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF SLR camera. He also hepled me learn to take better pictures. So here i am still learning anything i can. I hope to gain a lot from you all, so share the knowledge . I currently use a Canon EOS 20D with a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens in addition to my minolta.