I cannot believe I have somehow managed to overlook this forum.
Briefly I work full time and am 40 years old. In 2005, after years of looking at coffee table books and taking happy snaps, I realised that I loved photography. So I enrolled on a degree course at the local college and threw myself into it all.
After about two weeks on the course, I realised that I didn't value my digital pictures and was captivated by negs, transparencies, funny smelling liquids and red lights.
So here I am, using a second hand monorail 5x4, finding a 101 ways to mess it up, and loving every minute of it. I enjoy taking landscapes which have a documentary slant.