I just love taking photos.
I had an SLR when I was a student - favourite film Kodachrome,
but allowed myself to think that I was limited by my equipment - limit was in my head.
When I had children I started taking more photos again,
yes pictures of my children, they were very good.
I was using digital compact cameras.
In 2006 DSLR prices dropped to £350 / $500, I bought a compatible fast fiddy - 55mm f1.8 and just went from there.
I did City & Guilds Photography levels 2 and 3 so am 'professionally' qualified.
Some of my work made it into exhibitions.
Most of my stuff is stock and events (at my church)
and yes pictures of my children.