The visual arts have always fasinated me, and as long as I can remember I have enjoyed takeing pictures. However, it wasn't until I decided to get a SLR when I was in college that it became such a prominate part of my life. I took a year of photography while I was in school, and got a pretty good grip on things. I recently switched to a DSLR and expect to have more freedom to shoot without worry of running out of film or the cost of processing. It has been about seven years of really taking photography seriously, and I will probably continue as long as I can click the shutter.