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.