I am an old time photographer who started as a young boy. I did my first darkroom work at the age of 7 utilizing my fathers equipment.
I worked my way through college selling cameras, and then went to work as the company photographer for a telecommunications company. I have taught adult education classes in photography and done paid photo reviews.
After a several year absence from photography, I gained a renewed interest when digital became available in a high enough quality that it rivaled film. Now shooting almost exclusively in digital, photography has again become my main pursuit in retirement, though occasionally I can be seen hacking my way around a golf course.