Photography is life at 1/100 of a second. ~Marc Riboud
In the spring of 2008, my neighbor let me use his very old digital camera to chronicle my experiences as a beekeeper. It was my first encounter with photography.
The bees were great, but I liked taking pictures of them a little bit more than simply working with them. (Don't get me wrong; I love my bees and find then endlessly fascinating!) After spending a few months with that 2-megapixel, circa-2003 camera, I decided to upgrade to a very pink Sony Cybershot. That was in March 2009.
When I bought that camera, I didn't know how much it would influence my life. I wanted it to take snapshots of my friends and family, I liked how shiny it was, and I had fun taking "artsy" shots from time to time. Those few artsy shots grew into scores of photos of the same flower. Those scores of photos led to a mania for discipline when it comes to exactly how many pictures I take. ;)
I view photography as an art form, as well as a means to keep good memories of past days. In some ways, those two are the same thing.
By October of 2010,I realized that I wanted more than the point-and-shoot and set my sights on a DSLR.
In April 2011, the day came when I got that DSLR. It was one of the best days of my life. :) I use a Canon 60D and the kit lens, an EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom. May I just say that I l.o.v.e my camera? I am thankful every day for it.
I post some of my photographs on this blog, and you can see more at my Flickr photostream.
Thanks for your interest in photography!