I've been a journalist for many years, but rarely took pictures as part of my work.
However, I have always had a "good eye", having worked closely with photographers and their images as a reporter, editor and page designer.
I left the industry 10 years ago and picked up my first digital camera. I was hooked instantly and have worked relentlessly (just ask my wife) to perfect my technique and post processing (a journey still under way).
I spent a lot of money on equipment before I realised that you can take a good picture with a "bad" camera, even a smart phone.
As you can see in my portfolio, my photography covers anything and everything but it's obvious my first love is landscape photography.
My newspaper career included a lot of graphic design (have a look here, if you're interested), and I think that shows in my composition.