I've always loved taking photos. When I was a teenager, I would buy those cheapo, disposable cameras by the dozens. These days I use a Sony SLT a65 DSLR, but also genuinely love using mobile phones for their convenience and the versatility of editing apps. (For naysayers of cellphone photography, check out the images taken by the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards.)
For the past two years, I've been taking workshops at the New England School of Photography to work on lighting techniques, composition, and portraiture.