Photography is a very addictive hobby, that's for sure!
As a teenager, I forced the camera to be in my hand all the time on holidays. In 2006, I bought my first D-SLR. Since then, I really got into photography as a challenging occupation.
I always try to make a photo that is not a 'standard' photo...a photo that really tells something that is not clear at the first sight. Of course, not every photo can be such a 'story', but it's a challenge to try to spot the lights, compositions and dynamics that others don't see until they have seen your print.
Of course, I'm just a beginner and need to learn a lot still. All criticism - positive and negative - is very welcome!
My gear: Canon EOS 400D + 15-85mm + 55-250mm + 430EXII
And not to forget: my Mobile Phone Camera! I hate people saying you need a DSLR to make nice photos. It's more than the camera, it's about knowing what your camera does, what it CAN do and very importantly what it CANNOT do!