Working a combination of network maintenance, engineering, and I.T. Security for the DoD I first got interested in photography when I got stationed in Germany and shot with a Canon Rebel K2, keeping it in auto mode the whole time, occasionally playing with double exposures and exposure compensation. When I got assigned to Korea I "upgraded" to digital with a Nikon D7000. That's the camera on which I really learned how cameras and photography work. After my year in Korea was done however I got stationed in Japan and took up a renewed interest in film. Trying the Nikon FM10, only to realize that the camera is remarkably cheap and breaks phenomenally easily. Undeterred I bought used Nikon F5, and from there steadily learned more and more about film types and processes, which I continue to do.