I love taking photos. It just makes me happy. I have learned a lot over the past 2 years, taking a home course linked below and just shooting tons of pictures, practice, practice, practice. It is one of my creative outlets. I am even venturing out to do a couple photo shoots a month to help pay for my hobby. If you are near New Hampshire, check out my site: inthemoment.photos
I learned by watching and going through this course http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/fundamentals-of-photography.html from the Great Courses company. It is taught by a photographer for National Geographic and it was excellent. The kids watched the lectures also. We all learned a lot. I continue to improve, but this was a great starting point!