My first serious camera was my Canon A-1 film camera and I was hooked. My work as a real estate consultant required me to use Canon Elph digital camera. I was amazed at the quality such a small camera could produce. It wasn't until recently, upon retirement, that I decided it was time to actually learn digital SLR photography. I now am using a Nikon D300s DSLR. I hope that my passion for photography continues and that I continue to grow. I love the idea of sharing and learning from each other. I really want to show my subjects in their best light, if possible. Thought that I would try 500 PX in 2012, as the quality of photos appears to be very good.