I live and work on the south coast in the UK. I have used a lot of different equipment from 5 x 4 plate cameras to 16mm Minnox and most sizes in between. I used to process and print black and white, however, now I am fully digital using Canon 5D and 5D Mk2 bodies with Sigma 150 macro and EF 85 1.8, 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200 f4, various extenders and extension tubes and flash. I always shot RAW and 95% of the processing is done in Lightroom 3 with Elements 10 for resizing and saving for web. I took my first picture when I was 5 years old and now, in my late fifties, I think it is about time I learnt how to take a decent picture! I have had a little success in competitions and exhibitions, however I seem to have many more that didn't quite make it. I joined PSA in October 2011 to learn. I am taking the Image Evaluation course and am looking forward to my group's comments and critics, and taking more courses.