I've been looking around this forum a bit (and posting a little bit) and I'm curious: what is your background in photography? Did you pick it up on your own or do you have formal training? If you have formal education in photography, did you study journalism, fine art or something else? Did you get, or are you getting, a degree in journalism or art? Did you (or are you) major(ing) in photography? Even thought I wasn't an art major, when I was a student I took a lot of photography courses in the art department of a state university. I think knowing a bit more about what sort of training people have had will be interesting.