My Journey Into Photography
My passion for photography began to blossom a several years ago when my mom got me a Sony Cyber-Shot camera for Christmas. Although it was only 3.2 mega pixels this was very good at the time when digital cameras were just starting to rise in popularity. I took that camera with me everywhere. I believe this when I started seeing the world around me differently. I began to look for good shot opportunities everywhere I went. I would literally frame the world around me.
I used this camera for a few years until my passion for photography led me to upgrade and purchase the Canon Digital Rebel XT camera. I remember how my family and friends thought I was nuts for spending around $600 on a camera. Maybe they were right. Maybe I was a little nuts but I didn't care. I just knew that I was ready to take that next step towards taking photography more seriously. It was with this camera that I began teaching myself about the various camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I would later learn that these three settings together are known at the exposure triangle.
I'm always striving to learn new things and improve as a photographer. I believe this is one of the reasons that I don't like to focus on a single photography genre. I'm very passionate about taking photos of things around me that I find to be very interesting. Although I don't like to focus on a single genre I do tend to focus more on street photography, landscape photography and HDR photography. I have also recently taken an interest in travel photography. These are the areas that my website will primarily focus on.
My photography gear has grown and changed throughout the years. I started with Canon and then shifted more towards Sony when they released the NEX-7 mirrorless camera which I absolutely loved. I purchased the Sony A7 full frame mirrorless camera which is still my main go to camera for landscape and HDR shots. I have also used it for street photography.
My passion for street photography led me to explore the Fuji X series camera lineup. My first Fujifilm camera was the x100s which is probably still my all time favorite camera. I also recently purchased the new Fujifilm x70 camera which is basically the little brother of the x100s and x100t. The most recent addition to the Fujifilm X series camera family is the X100F. I purchased it recently and absolutely love it.