I'm an amateur photographer based in Edinburgh. I've been doing this as a hobby for a few years and now I am willing to take it a step further...
I discovered photography when I was a kid, probably about 20 years ago, when me and my father used to improvise a "dark room" back at home and we were developing photos taken with an old CMEHA(Smena) 35mm film camera.
About 6 years ago I purchased my first professional camera from a car boot sale - it was Canon EOS500 35mm SLR camera. From the car boot sale I went straight to a photography shop, I purchased a film and and I spent the whole day outside taking photos.
Since then I obviously switched to digital, changed different cameras and I became a Nikon fan.