I've been into photography as a hobby since I picked up my first 35mm SLR at 16 years old. I've taken only one course in photography, a night school course at my local grammar school, where I learned the basics. Up until recently I've shot mainly slide film, but occasionally shoot print film when I see the need. Now, I shoot mostly digital, because I love the freedom I can achieve with my digital images using photo editing software such as Photoshop.
I use a Nikon D300 as my primary digital camera because of it's compact size, which is perfect to carry with me when I travel for my job as a Flight Engineer.
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