I've been into photography for over 40 years. I started out doing some photos for my high school paper. I was the photo editor for my college newspaper. I bought my first SLR camera when I was in the military and tried to make the most of what I had when stationed in Germany.
I came back home and realized the photo opportunities that abounded in the San Francisco Bay Area and in California.
I've really appreciated the convenience of digital photography and it's kept me photographically involved. I got my first digital camera in 2003 and it opened up a whole new world for me. Purchased my first DSLR in 2006 and there's been no looking back.