My great Papa
It started with few film cameras like Yashica, Oly
Then an Oly PnS, my first digital and it was different... you need to be more steady... not like the films, you can move your hand immediately after pressing the shutter.
Then the Sony P100 (still going steady), a great companion.
Then a Nikon Coolpix L3 that I purchased in an impulse buy as there was great discount ... ohh so slow and annoying... killed Nikon brand for me.
Then a fujifilm S9500 .... a great camera, which fueled me to go to DSLR
Finally a 40D... probably the first batch.. I was thinking of buying a 30D knowing clearly that 40D was around the corner. 40D came and the difference between 30D and 40D was a great value for money .. so I pre-ordered in Amazon and then the history started
So far no looking back and probably I will one day upgrade to a 1Ds
1Ds II | EF 16-35L| EF 24-105L | EF 35f/2.0 | EF 50f/1.8 | EF 85f/1.8 | EF 100L |EF 70-300L| EX 550
Was interested in photography way back in jc days and even joined the photography club hoping to learn more about the techniques and all but sadly, the club was not very active and i did not even get to use their cameras, mostly the seniors were the ones who took pictures of any events. Newbies like us don't get much opprtunities... Also could not afford one in those days but now it is a different story (currently own an Oly E420). i'm also a very visual person, loved the visual arts so naturally i would also be drawn to photography as it is one of those mediums that can capture priceless and unforgettable moments.
To impress XMMs ... LOL!
Needed a distraction from everyday mundane things, so decided on this as a hobby, to revisit my old hobby.
A picture a day keeps the blues away!
i just like taking pictures & being in the picture.
Theres only one reason why I took up photography. And that is money.
I am desperate for money and I need more money. $$$.
But photography has really burn holes in my pockets and piggy banks!! How?
i started to like DSLR when I compared my wedding photo with my pns photo..... realized.. my wedding photo looks GREAT!, so dont want to waste my time in PnS anymore
Last edited by voxies09; 22nd May 2010 at 12:52 PM.
Canon Kiss X4 | 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II Kit lens | 50mm f1.8
Another hobby, but good one. Shooting cats has never been so satisfying before...
Photography is not learned in a day's time. Camera:Fujifilm Prosumer Camera S2500HD
Interesting thread to see how everyone got started. Let me share my two cents worth.
I started off with my cameraphone back in JC/NS days, taking lots of random pictures of almost everything. I just loved capturing moments and also looking out for interesting lines that made for an interesting frame. I was lucky enough to get a D40X for a birthday present which propelled me into photography.
I was clueless then, but spent hours on flickr at night, browsing photos and looking at the exif data to learn more. I joined this group for D40/D40X (which has since expanded to include all Nikon entry level cameras like D60 etc.) users and learnt alot from their forum discussions. Since it was a group for an entry level camera, most of the people there were new to photography and most of their questions were relevant to me. I guess most importantly when starting out, is to not hesitate to ask questions. Most people won't mind sharing tips or at least point you out in the right direction.
I eventually upgraded to a D300 and im exploring film photography with my dad's old FM2, and I recently bought an LX-3 to slip into my bag coz I wanted a camera with me all the time, but an SLR was too cumbersome. =)