I'm a self-taught 'serious amateur' with nearly 30 years experience using film and digital equipment. I also have a PhD in visual cognition/neuroscience but no longer work in the field. Photography is my sole artistic outlet. I play no musical instrument, I draw and paint like a child and I write crap poetry. Photography, however, is very much a science as well as an art form and I enjoy both these aspects equally, along with a passion for travel.