Amateur photographer and still very much a novice. I took up photography seriously after years of annoying my grandchildren with my compact digital camera. My friend Owen taught me the basics and I began with a Pentax SP500 35mm film camera and a Helios 44m-4. You can't beat the anticipation of waiting for your film to be developed after a walk around town looking for some good shots. I am currently using a Nikon D90 and D700 gradually learning the art of taking a digital photo with guidance from Owen, video tutorials from Mike Browne and the great community on Mikes facebook group whom inspire me with their efforts as we share the world around us.