AboutI've been into photography for nearly 50 years over which time there have been peaks and troughs in my level of activity. Many years ago I was a semi-professional wedding photographer in London, south of the Thames. But I never gave up the day job. I used a Hasselblad 500cm - no electronics whatsoever - for weddings and portraits and a Canon AE1 outfit for almost everything else.
I 'went digital' about 8 years ago and I'm on my third digital camera, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 which I've had for nearly 3 years. I also have a Nikon Coolpix 5200 which slips more easily into a jacket pocket and is very handy for holiday and travel pics. Since joining epz I have added a DSLR to my collection, a Canon EOS450D and now I have to learn how to use it!
Until I joined this site I used simple photo-editing packages with the basic functions of cropping, rotating, lighting adjustment etc. More recently I acquired Elements v.5 and I am teaching myself how to use it, with the help of a few books. Fascinating.
My interest is in getting good images be they portraits, landscapes, product shots, whatever. To me, the technology is a means to this end, nothing more.
I live in South Africa where my wife and I own a guest house. I have recently created a web-site for the business. The experience of taking photos for the web site has helped to renew my interest in photography.
That's about it for now: I am glad to be a member of this stimulating community of photo enthusiasts...
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NameChristopher WaiteLocationSouth AfricaJoined09/11/2008Last login01/07/2013 @09:32
Photographic LevelNot Stated
Landscape / Travel
Humour / Fun