A moment shows up, when you know with all your being, that you need to do something with your life, and you are almost there, like a bottle of champagne, ready to pop-up, and you only need a small bubble push. Well, for me this push was a phrase that I read in 1997, while browsing the internet with a 2.4Kbps modem. I was in high school then.
"Don't just sit there, do something!". And I opened my eyes and I realized that I need to do something with my life.
Based on a list of events and fortunes I came in contact with photography and probably almost everything I know was self taught. Then, I went to school and I studied photography, and I got a Masters degree. The school taught and allowed me to see the finer details and better understand some things that were not clear to me at that point.
However I believe that you can't never know enough and, anyway, the puzzle never ends. This is fun!
I work with Nikon D800 - 36.3 Mpx camera - and Nikkor lens: 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 105 f/2.8, 50 f/1.8. My studio has allot of flashes and continuous light, big softboxes, beauty dish, snoot, umbrellas, great Manfrotto tripod with ball & fluid heads, Pocket Wizard transmitters, TT1, AC3, Apple iMac 27" Quad Core i7 2.93 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD, 5Tb and licensed Adobe CS5.5 Master.