I have been an amateur photographer for about 40 years. I started with an old Argus C3, graduated to Mamiya 35mm, then Mamiya medium format and then to Nikons in 1988. I have owned an N8008, an F70, D100 and I now have a D700 a Sony P200 and a Panasonic FZ28. I recently acquired a Nikon D7000 and a 80-400 mm VR lens, so most of my photo time for the next while will be learning how to get the best out of them. I'm still trying to learn how to manage the freedom of digital. You can see some of my stuff at www.pbase.com/mcveed.
I submitted my first picture in August 2010. I post pictures here on Photosig hoping to get useful feedback and criticism. I would much rather have a thoughtful critique that teaches me something than three thumbs up. When I get a critique that has constructive criticism I often go to the author's portfolio to see if I can learn something there too.