Alright, I'm Andrew, 24, and from the San Francisco Bay Area. I too have lived in several countries, including South Korea, Canada, and France. I only just got back last week from spending a year in South Korea teaching English.
I began doing photography about 10 years ago. My first digital camera was a Canon Powershot G2 and my first film SLR was a Minolta SRT-201. Since then, I've owned a number of DSLRs including the original Digital Rebel, Canon 20D, Nikon D40, Canon 40D, and now the 1D Mark III. My first paid assignment was in 2003 and I've made money doing photography ever since then.
My work in photography includes numerous print publications including the California Aggie, California Beat, Groove Magazine (Seoul), and Good Morning Incheon (another Korea magazine). I worked for several years as an aerial photographer and co-pilot around the same time I was shooting and writing for the California Aggie. I am a licensed pilot, though not current. Just need to scrape together the cash to get my bi-annual flight review and some additional training.
Currently I consider myself more or less a freelance photographer, though my dream is to really get back into photojournalism and shoot full-time for a newspaper. I'm working with a friend to help get California Beat off the ground. He's already got a huge presence in California news but we're looking to notch it up even more and try to make a profitable business out of it. Helping to run a publication that I shoot for? A dream I hope to make come true.
Looks like the person I was going to tag, drew
already gave his spiel. Any volunteers?--
I am the Flying Photog, see my website accordingly named Flyingphotog.com. User known formerly as zakooldude.