Have a 20D dslr and a Canon SX 20 IS. Have been playing around for years - I learned from an artist (paint type) friend. The 20 has a 800mm zoom - maybe not good for a lot of stuff, but it sure works for identifying birds.
I did have some stuff years ago in the magazine my employer put out. I got the opportunity to get aboard a coastal oil tanker. I don't bother with contests, popularity -- I shoot to please myself, and do read and study stuff to improve that. I tend to be more after a feeling.
I still have my film cameras. I did develop black and white. Think I still have that equipment, too.
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