Don't get me wrong - my point and shoot camera I used in the past worked well for me and I still have one which comes in handy when I don't want to lug around my Nikon. In the past, I've taken a few photography classes but nothing serious. The best learning tool for me has been looking at others' photography and to just to practice, practice, practice.
Relatively speaking, I have no professional training but I don't let that stop me from taking pictures. I love reading about the technical side of photography and wish I could spend more time on growing this beautiful hobby.
Most importantly, I take pictures because I love to preserve the moment for future generations. As someone who quickly forgets things, pictures are the perfect way to remember my life.
Currently in my camera bag: Nikon D40 body, Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens, Nikkor VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens
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