I have had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember. I got my first Kodak Instamatic complete with flash bulb extender when I was about 10 year old, snapping everything in sight.
I purchased a Canon A1 2nd hand camera from money I received for my 21st birthday and have been clicking ever since.
There are just so many "photographers" around these days. For me it is not just point and shoot, it is about capturing more than what is in the view finder, capturing the soul so to speak and understanding the techniques to do that.