It all started when my father matched my meager savings when I was in university and told me I could use the money to get a camera before I left to study a year abroad in France. I bought a Yashika, double lens reflex, box-style camera. The rest is history with a Nikon. I got my first Nikon when on my first job out of college, in Saudi Arabia and have stayed a Nikon guy since then. I still use a Nikkor 70-210mm zoom. Heavy but superb optics on that lens. I'm not a "photoshopper" . I simply take pictures for the pure pleasure of it. One day I hope to get more technical, but for the moment am simply a person who takes pictures and who loves every minute of it.