I first discovered a fascination with taking pictures when i was a young child. The seed was planted at the age of 14.
In the years I have been an amateur photographer, I have realized that technical considerations and composition can be taught simultaneously. While people take pictures for many different reasons, with many different goals, I must admit that to me the relationship between photography and art is always somewhere near the front of my mind.
I don't see it as a job, I just love to hear the shutter release of my camera as I frame my subject!