It took me a while to get into photography. It was always a hobby that the family loved - my Aunt and my Dad took it very seriously, so as a kid, I naturally got caught up in all the enthusiasm. The biggest hang-up for me though was waiting ages for the photos to be developed - So, I guess I was born at the right time for digital photography. I began taking it seriously in November 1999 with an Olympus 2500L, then, after a few years, in August 2004, moved on to a Canon 20D- one of the first DSLR cameras. It served me well for many years - but it was quite bulky with all the lenses. So, in June 2010, I replaced it with the (then) cutting-edgePanasonic Lumix G2 - All the Northern Ireland pics and later were taken using it.