Photography has always been important to me. Since I was a child I would take photographs. At first with a Agfa Box camera (which has been my Avatar for a long time). Later, I borrowed my father's camera and when I was ninetheen years old, my uncle gave me my first SLR camera. Two years later I bought myself a top of the art SLR camera and I took thousands of photoslides and photographs with it till it was stolen from me. In the beginning of 2002 I got my first high performance digital camera (Minolta Dimage 7, upgraded to a 7i) and from that moment I got even more enhousiastic about photography. Now it was possible to take pictures and look at them right away.. In 2005 the Minolta was replaced by a Canon Digital Rebel (Canon EOS 350D). At the and of the year I've even bought a Pentax Optio WP to be able to take pictures under water, in the rain etc.. I 2009 I bought the Canon EOS 450D as well as a Samsung WB5000. All camera's are frequenty used by me. I am a member of RR since October 2004 and I still enjoy being here. I enjoy the photographs of other people very much by looking at those pictures I get ideas of improving my own pictures. So.. thank you !!