My interest in taking pictures developed from quite a young age onwards, however it really started more with snapshots than real photography. Additionally, the cost of developing film was not helping in this respect either. In 2006 I finally went digital with a Canon Powershot A610 - while some pictures were given thought others were still more snapshots, however it was the beginning of the path that turnned photography into a more serious hobby.
The first substancial upgrade to my equipment occured in Summer 2008, when I finally obtained an SLR camera, a Canon EOS 400D. Since then I have tended to give more thought to my photographs, looking for motives in places I visit on holidays, in places that I visit daily, or structures that I had not given much thought to before.
The last and most substancial upgrade to my equipment came in 2010, when I upgraded from my modest 400D to the Canon EOS 5D MK II - a lovely camera in all respects.
My favourite motives from have always been landscapes as well as buildings. A more recent focus further includes interiors and little things "here and there" as well as animals where I can get close enough for a good photograph. For interiors I tend to like churches a lot, despite or maybe because of the challenging lighting conditions. Additionally I tend to bring my camera along to family birthdays/celebration or shoot the odd photograph for friends and fellow students or university staff, such as for example the departmental Christmas Party.