I am 77 years old retired and living in Highland Park Illinois. Photography has been one of my hobbies since I was perhaps 10 years old. I started with an Anscoset Camera and at 15 or 16 years old I started taking photos of events, sweet sixteens, large parties and did some photos of plays for the school news paper. I used any money to buy my Pentax and Durst 606 enlarger. During medical school and practicing in my field, I had a number of cameras, film and even the first Nikon Coolpix. I studied for a while in Hampstead in England. I traveled all over Europe and took slide photos. I took family vacation photos including Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons. I photographed, close up, Bears and Moose. so close I had to run from a MaMa bear and her cubs and jump on the bumper and roof of my VW COMBI. I photograph Cars, Insects, Animals, Buildings and love studying people, so would like to do street photography.
<br />Years ago I took a course on Photoshop CS2 at the local art center. I now use Lightroom 4.4 Photoshop CS6 for editing but have elements 13. I went from a Nikon 8800 digital to Canon 3ti, Canon st100, then a 6D Canon and now an R7 since it is smaller and weighs less. Also it shoots 15-30 FPS among other mirrorless attributes.
<br />Starting 5-10 years ago I entered photos of Cars, Chicago Architecture, Violin Makers, large birds etc and won some honorable mentions and Awards. I belong to the Northshore Camera club in Lake Forest Illinois I am a member of CACCA, the Chicago Area Camera Club associatio and have had work entered from my clubs into CACCA. I have messed with computers since the first Apple came out, so digital editing is a part of my life. I have taken at least 72 hours of courses on the Internet on Photoshop CS6 through the library and Live Photoshop Elements classes. Youtube is priceless for Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic.