My photography background is that of having had a traditional apprenticeship to become photographer-craftswoman in West Germany. Back in the day it was all analogue. After graduating, life and it's curveballs forced me to earn a living other than with photography. However, photography was always my passion, and I taught myself digital photography. Until I bought my first digital camera (Canon Rebel), I had not even used autofocus.
When my son was diagnosed with cancer, I started to work with established photographers as a 2nd shooter on a freelance basis. And after he passed away, working as a freelance photographer was the only thing left I feel I can do.