Serenity

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.  

Gear

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.