been a photographer since 7 years old with a kodak instamatic.Dad was a pro for Ferris State University, and he took me along to cover football and basketball and hockey eh games! learned from him. he started me on my nikon addiction by giving me his old nikon F. been a nikon ninja every since. love my d-100 call her lucille in honor of BB Kings all black guitar lucielle. BB uses his to chase the blues away musically, i use mine to chase the blues with photos. currently teaching and leading a therapy group called photographic expression group. the idea is to help those who suffer from mental illness (including me) to be able to express their feelings through photos if they cant do it verbally.