I was born in 1982. I am an amateur photographer who practices photography since about 2001. I never attended courses and I gained my little experience picture after picture. I like to take photos to express my mood.
I've started to shot with an "ancient" Pentax camera (the Spotmatic of the '60es). That was very helpful to understand the use of basic function of the camera (it was completely manual). The problem was that I can't take a lot of pictures (film cost a lot) and also that I had to write down any setting of any picture I captured, otherwise was impossible to remember it wan I developed the pictures.
Then with digital camera coming on the market, I bought a KODAK srl Pro which was a very good camera but with a lot of defects in long exposures or high ISO (so much noise).
Then Nikon put on the market the D700, and I had to bought it. I love it!