My name is Nicole. That’s me up there ^ (back from my sophomore year of college, when I felt like a much more attractive, artistic, generally hip person).
I am mostly self-taught in photography, though I did take a few courses in middle school and high school. I prefer shooting film to shooting digital, but I prefer to develop my own film, and since that’s not an option for me right now (if /when I do get my own darkroom, I’ll hopefully also get back into using my hand-made pinhole camera), I mostly shoot digital. For film, I use a Canon AE-1, and for digital, I use a Canon PowerShot A550 or a Nikon CoolPix P100. When I do any editing (usually just tweaking contrast), I use Corel Painter Essentials 4. I’d be way happier with myself if I never needed to edit my photographs, but usually I’m with other people when I’m taking photographs and they get pissed off when I take forever composing shots and then bracketing exposures and whatnot.