I'm an amateur photographer living in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
I specialize in what I call "practical photography". What this means to me is making the most out of inexpensive equipment, or the equipment you already have. You really don't need to spend thousands of dollars to take incredible pictures. Anyone who is telling you to spend too much is trying to sell you something, or justify their own choices.
Practical photography also means not taking every piece of equipment with you when you go out with non-photographers, like friends or family. Depending on where you're going and the time of day, you can easily cover all your shooting needs with the minimal amount of equipment. If I'm going to the zoo, the children's museum, or on a hike I'll usually only take 1 or 2 lenses.
I've come a long way to get where I am now, and I'd love to teach others what I've learned. I strongly believe that there should be #nosecretsinphotography.
Watch this blog grow into a great resource for learning advanced practical photography!
P.S. Did you see my huge article on buying a new camera? This is the advice I only WISHED I had followed when I bought my last camera: Practical Guide to Buying a New Camera