I've been a photographer for more years than I can actually remember. In the days of film, I was never particularly good or even enthusiastic, but it was always on the fringes of my interest for recording special events and holidays. I always loved the technology and owned a couple of good quality camera bodies, but my skills lay dormant for a long time.
That all changed with the birth of digital photography, a point at which I could bring together my passion for computers and creativity. I do know, for certain, the day that I shot my first digital image. I had been on a business trip to New Jersey, and the duty-free shop at Manchester airport had an offer on a little Fuji digital camera, 3.3 megapixels as I recall, so I jumped into this new world of photography. I passed several hours of the flight reading the instruction manual and was ready to go. As I disembarked the plane on December 12th, 2000, walking up the airbridge at Newark International, I took my first digital image looking across the Hudson River at Manhattan and the twin towers.