I got my first "real" camera from my dad when I was about fourteen. A Pentax. Bought it in a secondhand store in Dakar, Senegal, at the bottom of the hill, in the corner store not far from the marked. I loved it. He taught me how to set the exposure and I began to experiment. My favorite shot was a close up of a hibiscus in my parent's garden. I was taught to develop film by Mister T. in the dark room down the hall. I wish I could go back to those times.
My real photography education started when my son was born. Digital photography was born at about the same time. Then I discovered Photoshop and my life changed. Forever.
I love my cameras, my gear, computers and Photoshop. It's my world. I love learning new techniques, experimenting. I love looking for the right light, the right angle, the right moment.
..... the moment that laughs.....
It starts with my camera in hand. It ends with my digital dark room. And then I smile.
I am a Nikon girl. My first Nikon was a Nikon D50, later I upgraded to Nikon D90 and later D800 and even a D4s.
Now I shoot Nikon D850 and Nikon Df. As my husband suspects, I have too many lenses. But I love them all. And he must love me because he knows this girls prefers gear instead of diamonds. And without him, I wouldn't have any of it. ;)
I edit with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC and Alienskin Exposure.
I continually fill my need for education via internet. And books. Lots and lots of books.