Photography is one of my many hobbies. I've had a camera in my hand since the Kodak 110 days as a child. My Dad resently found a slide picture of me at age 10 with a camera around my neck, thought it would be nice to have as my self-portrait. Through the years I had graduated to a Canon AE-1 camera in the early 80's capturing my many interest on film. Now with the Digital age I now have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel, which has renewed the excitement of Photography. Through the encoragement from my Wife and Family I've upgraded to the new Canon EOS 40D in 2008. Lenses enclude Canon 18-55 IS, 70-300 IS, Canon 100mm Macro, With Canon 430ex flash and new for 2009, A Bogen/Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod legs with 056 3D Head. I have lived in Northwest Louisiana all my life. Its an excellent location for photographing a wide range of topics, like Swamps, Hiking trails, lots of water recreation and Night life. That is what has drawn me to BetterPhoto.com with the challenges of a new theme each month.