Photography

Photography has been one of the things I’m obsessed with and wish I had more time to become better at it.  It’s no surprise I would be interested in it since both my great grandfather and grandfather delved deep into photography on the 1930s and 1940s, complete with basement black rooms.  I remember seeing the remnants of their activities in my grandmothers house in Baltimore 20 years ago. 

Of course photography has advanced just like everything improves with technology advancements.  I started with the point and shoot film cameras, then bought a Canon Elan IIE, my first SLR camera.  When I first started with digital cameras, I went back to the point and shoot camera. About 5 years ago, I decided to go digital with SLR and bought the Canon T1i. That was a very nice camera, but it did not have 30 fps video quality, so after a couple years, I sold that camera and bought the Canon 60D, the camera I currently use.  

The lens I use are not the greatest, but all of them are made by Cannon.  I guess I am a creature of habit, and I have always owned Canon.  One thing I don’t like is how Canon puts the image stabilizer in the lens, not the camera body.  Nikon puts it in the body.  But still, I am partial to Canon.  One day I will get my hands on some “L” lens, but those boys are expensive and I am still very much an amateur.

With the other hobbies I have (running, llamas, computers), it’s hard to invest heavily in photography right now. When I feel like I’m actually good at it, then I might actually invest in better lenses, which, by the way, is what “experts” have told me is the best way to upgrade equipment – better than updating the body only.

I will start putting some photos up soon.