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My story into photography


42 / father of two / amatur photographer, complete novice at post editing, enjoying the learning curve.
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My story into photography

18 Sep 2022 11:25PM   Views : 113 Unique : 84

This is a bit of may back story, I started photography in around 2005 with a Fujifilm Fine pix S5800. It was a bridge camera with a manual setting which let me try playing around with f-stops and shutter speed, and I got the bug and wanted to learn more.
I joined a local photography club, which had many different courses and I found my little bridge wasnít up for the job, plus it didnít have a hot shoe for flash triggering.
So I saved up and bought my self a Pentax K-m DSLR, it was my first DSLR and the opportunities to better my photography was opened, with the help of the photography club I progressed, I took up their day courses on event photography, wedding, studio lighting, and the one I liked the most was creative photography covering low light and how to see images others canít.

Needless to say my Pentax with its 4x AA batteries not being to last the course, or the lack of choice of lenses to fit it, I had to get another upgrade, this time I went with a Canon 450D.
By now I knew that I liked taking wildlife and motor sport photography, and I was able to get a 70-300mm telephoto lens which did what I needed very well.
But like all good things must come to the end, my wife left and asked for a divorce, she also left me with a good pile of debt, So the hobbies must finish and the camera kit must be sold.

I found a new love of my life which gave me two amazing daughters, and an old Fujifilm Fine pix S5600, which was an older model to what I started with 5 year before, but the itch never went away. Now ten years has passed in which I took opportunities to take photos with the camera as and when I could while I juggled work and being a dad.

Iíve reached a stage where I have more time, and my family is getting me a second hand Canon 450D for my up and coming birthday next month, I remembered the great place ephotozine was to get inspired and to show case my work, and have others give me tips and help to better my photography.
I have uploaded some of my work from the past, and also some work with the camera I have now, well until I get my new camera.

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