Started out in photography in high school, 1958, with a Kodak roll film box camera. In collage I shot for the yearbook and school newspaper. I was also hired by the university to do the photography work for all their publications and news releases. I also worked freelance for two wedding photography studios, newspapers, and various magazines. I got in digital photography about four years ago with the D80 and have upgraded to the D90. Nowadays I'm in photography as a hobby and just for the fun of it.
William Faulkner: "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
Jonathan Swift: "You can't make a Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear." (Especially if you think you can fix it in post processing.)