From a young age, I have been interested in photography. After playing around with a simple analog compact camera as a child, I entered the digital age in 2002.
My first digital camera was a Canon A20, a simple device with little manual possibilities.
Two years later it got replaced by a more sophisticated model, the Minolta Dimage A1. This camera had a lot more possibilities, but had one major disadvantage: the electronic viewfinder or EVF. For someone wearing glasses this was not an optimal solution, so the next step came rather quickly: a DSLR.
After long debate I opted for the Nikon D70. The differences with all the previous cameras were enormous ! A bright and sharp viewfinder, quick and accurate autofocus, minimal shutter delay.
To force myself to think more about composition, I replaced the 18-70 kit lens with a 20mm f/2.8, a 50mm f/1.8 and an 85mm f/1.8. Because of the lack of zoom, I was forced to think about the effect of each focal length and choose the lens accordingly.
Since 2009 I switched to the full-frame Nikon D700. The possibilities of this camera are virtually endless, and I'm still learning something new every day.

I have taken a number of courses online at Betterphoto.com. I think it's a great place to learn about photography.