I'm an amateur photographer, although someday maybe that will change :-)
I only started taking photos about 6 years ago, but found that I love it! I started traveling for my job, and took my first trip to Europe - and bam! I was inspired and hooked forever! Then I had a chance to go to Japan and now I never get on a plane without a camera.
I'm still trying to sort through all the pictures I've collected (why don't they ever tell you to start with a good photo organizing tool?) and create a full gallery of my work. So bear with me as I might be slow in uploading and sharing my photos as I find them.
I'm a bit of a camera addict, and it's okay if you make fun of me for all the gear I've bought in only 6 years (my friends all do). I started with the Canon series cameras (G1, G2, PowerShot Pro), but gave all those to friends as I "upgraded". Purchased a Sony T-30 'cause it sounded fun to have as a travel camera - but while it was convenient, I wasn't thrilled with quality (so I donated to another friend). There might have been a few others - I can't remember anymore.
Currently I've settled on "only" 2 cameras - the Panasonic DMC-FZ18K and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1. I use the FZ18 a lot when traveling, for cool closeups like the shots I took of the reliefs on the Arc de Triomphe. The L1 I purchased so I could start using a DSLR. I have a problem focusing in the viewfinder, for some reason I just can't see properly - so the live view lets me finally experiment with various lenses. Plus the old school controls on the L1 make me really understand what I'm doing. :-)
Oh my... I was out stumbling around the web and found Nick Brandt's portfolio. These are stunning, and his style is quite interesting. It's kind of a black and white plus a sepia toning treatment. Very, very cool.…