Around 2005 I finally had enough money to buy a camera. It was expensive for me at $400 cdn I really felt like I’d spent too much money. It was a simple point and shoot Kodak and really did take nice pictures for me. Looking back, I think it was a good starting camera for me. But after 4 years I still didn’t feel like I was taking great pictures and the things I wanted to do couldn’t be done with that camera. So I jumped onto the Internet and started learning about DSLR cameras while I saved more money. A lot more money.
I settled on The Digital SLR Guide site to learn about what I wanted in a camera. I thought the site was pretty good and it quickly steered me to what I thought I might want for a camera.
Right at the end of 2009 I finally took the plunge and purchased my first “real” camera. A Nikon D90 DSLR with the 18-55 mm lens kit included. Wow, I was excited! I couldn’t wait for it to arrive.
So, as I write this “About” page, its been almost a full year since I’ve had my D90. My learning curve has been steep and littered with lots of deletions and a few shots I’ve considered to be quit exiting. As I began taking pictures with this new camera I was taking lots in order to try and capture something! Now I’m taking pictures knowing that I’m capturing “something” most of the time and occasionally capturing what I want.
Now I’m buying more books, searching for more techniques and learning about various aspects of photography – from taking the picture to managing the colors right through to the printing process.
Anyway, not much of an About page but at least you get a feel for where I’m at in photography.
Thanks for stopping buy.
Dec 8, 2010