My experience and skill level would be described as educated amateur. I have taken photography courses but always considered it a hobby and a supplement to my design education for the purposes of studying and documenting space and phenomenological experience. I use a 10mp Nikon Coolpix "point and shoot" camera with photoshop work to achieve desired exposure, contrast, and saturation.
Graphic design, a skill set most architectural students take interest in, is one of the processes within the completion of project I most enjoy. From the creation of montage to marketing and promotion material, graphic design and visual aesthetics always become puzzles that needs to be solved, stories that needs to be told.