I started taking photos when I was about 14 years old, (1972). I bought a Minolta SRT-101 Manual 35mm slr camera from K-Mart. I paid $10.00 a week till it was paid for. Later I got my father interested in photography. We built a darkroom together and took and developed thousands of black and white photos. All of that is history. Today I use a Nikon D800 digital camera and several other back up Nikons