If you have browsed around you will probably notice that the technology sections seem to be getting filled out the fastest. This is probably because technology has always been a major part of my life. After years of learning and evolving with new technologies I finally thought it would be nice to document and hopefully give some of the education back by helping others.
In case you are wondering, I do work in IT. I have been working in IT for over fifteen years primarily focused on Linux and Windows System Administration as well as Cisco Network Administration. Although I have hated Microsoft for years I must admit that over time I have developed respect for their server products and I am now an MCSE as well as an SCSA.
While technology is a large part of my life you may also notice that I spend a lot of time working on my photography sections. This is where I spend most of my free time.
I started taking pictures with a Canon AE-1 that was given to me by my uncle when I was a teenager. I used to cover air shows around the LA area with some friends who were crazy about planes. At the time we were able to get our film developed for free in trade for any photographs the local shop wanted to keep (and probably resell). Looking back I probably could have made some money or developed things into a business but what the hell, it was fun.
At some point I put my camera down and didnt pick the thing up until I was in my mid-twenties when I discovered it again. Still shooting with that old AE-1 I burned film like crazy until I decided to get a bit more serious so I picked up a Nikon N80, some equipment and some lights. I had some ideas in my head that I wanted to get out but first I needed to learn how to use the equipment.
That was about eight years ago and now over the last few years I have been getting more serious about things and have been beginning to develop things as a business concentrating in the areas of stock, portraiture and travel.
I currently shoot both film and digital but I no longer rely on a camera shop to develop for me.
– Andrew Hydle