Kia Ora (that means "Hello" in maori), I came across this fabulous site on google and decided to join up. I guess you want to know a little about me huh.. well i'm 21 years old, I live in Wisconsin (USA) with my husband (though i'm originally from new zealand). I've been interested in photography since i was about 7 or 8 - so quite awhile. I don't know whether i consider myself a beginner or an amateur though lol. I took photography in high school, and enjoyed it so much so i spent most of my lunchtimes in the darkroom developing photo's. If anyone's interested i have some of my stuff at deviantarthere. I look forward to getting to know you groovy people. I apologise, I realised today that i hadn't put a little explaination in here. Lilith Valentine is my "photography" name that I use on my work - like a pen name for authors (its also my pen name for my writing). I know some people think its stupid to have a pen name/alias for your artwork but my main reason for doing it is privacy - not to decieve people. Again I apologise for it taking me so long to realise my oversite (like i said. i'm not trying to decieve anyone i just though I should explain the whole thing before i got accused of anything).