I took a couple photo classes at university back in the days of film and enjoyed working in the darkroom. Then a few years ago I realized I was taking lots of pics on my (pretty low-end) phone and really liking it. I learned Photoshop while playing around with the phone pics, and finally got a DSLR about a year ago.
Eric’s blog was one of the first I found after getting my camera, and it really inspired me to do street photography and study the work of others. I’ve been walking the streets of my small Midwestern city with my camera ever since, and just want keep improving.