I first got hooked on photography when I was a kid using a Poloriod Swinger camera. I bought my first 35 mm while I was in the army. I had no clue what I was doing with it but it sure was fun. My first published pics were in a local paper in Korea. I took them at a USO show of Miss America. The lab used my pics with out asking. I was mad but I did get a kick out of it.
My obsession (thats what my daughter calls it) led me to learn all I could. I guess I am self taught. When I look at a photo I try to figure out how it was taken. I worked in a camera store for 3 years,which was like a kid in a candy store. I have owned and used many 35mm and med. format cameras. Now I am shooting digital.
For several years I shot weddings and model portfolios. Now I just shoot what I want.