I am not a photographer by trade, but I am one by heart. I enjoy looking into the most ordinary things in search for the extraordinary. I don't have a lot of cameras and lenses. In fact I use a bridge camera and adapt settings where I can. I come from the days of 35mm and film. Still getting used to digital photography and Photoshop. Probably because I was raised on 35mm and trying to get the good shot from the beginning, I still try to stay away from photo enhancement to take a boring shot and try to turn it into something.
I usually know I am on the right track if someone is shaking their head at me when I am trying to compose the perfect shot. (Should have seen the expression on my wifes face as I lay on the living room floor, trying to get a sharp pic of the fire in our fireplace !)