I started taking photos when I was about 15. I especially enjoyed taking pictures when I was in Israel during 1982-1983. For a little over 20 years I went into a "photography slump." My old Olympus OM-2 finally died and so went my picture taking for a while. My interest in photography resurfaced when I desired to get a digital SLR capable of taking sports shots of my teenagers. My shutter hasn't stopped since.