I started taking photos when I was in the 8th grade. But I was a pretty poor boy and could not afford taking pictures, so my pictures were pretty much on again and off again. When I got married in 1968 I and my wife started taking more pictures. I took a few classes but still was pretty much a poor boy. When digital came along I got my first Fuji 3800. That was when photography really turned around for me. I took a correspondence course and passed but the course was so poor I really didn't get what I wanted out of it. I finally found NAPP and things in Photoshop really started to click. I worked for a major airline and traveled around the world in search of photos but usually I had a lot of family with me, so that distracted me a lot. I really hated slowing everyone down, so most of the photos were snapshots instead of great photos. Kids are gone, wife is really starting to become a great photographer in her own rights. We have joined a camera club and that has really gotten me going even further in photography. What really got us excited was entering photos in county and state fairs, especially when we won ribbons on every photo entered the first three years. Now I'm completed hooked. I'm still learning and watching everyone else and learn from that. Software is changing so fast it is very difficult to even stay close to the new stuff. Digital and I have improved to much in just the 10 years I have been in it. Amazing.