I started photography many years ago with a Yashica 35mm full manual camera. Moved to medium format using a Rollei TLR and Mamiya TLR. Eventually used a 4×5 Speed Graphic and a Toyo view camera. I used a makeshift darkroom I set up in my laundry room. In those days I did mostly Black and White. I took many years off from photography, sold the darkroom equipment and a few of those great cameras. The advent of digital has freed me from the darkroom. I now use the digital darkroom (mainly Photoshop), and generally it is less time consuming. I use a Canon 7D and several lenses from Canon, Sigma, and Tamron. My main interest is wildlife and particularly birds. I use a Canon 400mm F5.6L lens for most of my birds in flight images.