My name is Erik Vank. I am a 13-year-old Hungarian photographer. Ever since I had my first camera at 8 years old, a Canon Rebel XTi, I have loved taking photos. A family friend had taught me how to use manual mode, and since then, I did not stop learning and getting better at photography. Other than that friend which had taught me the basics, I am completely self-taught. I truly believe that if a kid works hard enough, he can swim with the pros.