My first camera was a Kodak Brownie Flash 20 (that actually belongs to my mother). I can still remember the smell of the flash bulbs after they fired. After that, I used a Kodak 110 camera, then graduated to a Vivitar V335 35mm K-mount SLR in college. As digital quality became better, I found myself leaving the SLR home and taking a Canon Powershot A95 with me.
Over time I missed the satisfaction that goes into making a picture with an SLR. Because I had a couple of K-mount lenses, I bought a Pentax K20D. My favorite lenses are the Tamron 28-75/2.8, Tamron 70-200/2.8, Pentax DA15/4, Pentax DA40/2.8 Limited, Pentax A50/1.7, and an old Takumar M42 screwmount 85/1.8. Just recently I got a Pentax K-5.
I am married, with four children and a dog, so I don't lack for subject material. I enjoy a variety of photography styles, but most of my time with a camera is spent at family sporting events, concerts, and the like. I also try to pack the camera anytime I travel, which lately has been fairly often.
I have also been scanning old 35mm film and slides in my spare time. I do most of my post-processing with Lightroom and PaintShop Pro.
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams