I'm a retired Groundwater Scientist now living in Wisconsin, my wife's home State. I've had a camera in my hand since I was a little tike, as did my brother. My father was in the military, so we traveled a lot when I was young, so I think this constant exposure to new environments fed our photo hobby. Unfortunately, most of these early photos were lost during many moves, several hurricanes, and bad storage.
I was getting rusty and frustrated with my photography until Digital came along. Digital photography renewed my interest and sparked me to improve and get serious with my image taking, so this group is a continuation of that growing/learning process. I was a Canon shooter for many years, now using the Sony mirrorless system; the a6500 is my current camera, and I use the Sony 90mm, 2.8 Macro lens. I used Apple's Aperture software for editing and catalogs until Apple discontinue the program. I pickup on Capture One Pro because I heard it is a good RAW processor (it is), it had similarities to Aperture, and Sony users got a discount. It's a great editor but I found it's cataloging feature confusing and too complicated. When the On1 people came out with their new RAW editor last year, I upgraded the plugins that I used within Aperture to their fully integrated, all in one program. More and more I'm using ON1 for all my editing and cataloging. I don't like Adobes subscription model.