I started out in film photography back in the 80's. But I became disinterested in it after a few years. I worked as a photographer volunteer for OKC Zoo (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and had a great time. Now that I'm retired, I got my interest back for photography. I bought a Canon T3i with a kit lens 18-55mm. I then bought a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens and a Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS lens. My favorite is the Sigma. I use that as my all around walking lens. It's very sharp. Now that photography has gone digital several years ago I now enjoy taking photographs. I plan on taking more photos because it gets me out more into the world and see things that many people miss. Photography is an art in itself.