Why do You Take photographs
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21-03-11, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Indeed, some right good stories there, ones that make you sit back and think - 'Wow'. My story... I'll be honest.. and used to think every time I saw someone with a camera they had nothing else to do with their time? I was wrong.
I live and work away from home (home being Greece), so don't get the chance to be with the folks I wish to be with everyday, or the place I was brought up in. It all started in 2008 when I invested in a small, Sony compact camera - I spent what was for me a considerable amount of money. It was the best thing I did. First trip since my purchase, I must have took about 50 pictures (not a lot considering I shoot that in about 10 mins now wherever I am), second time I went within four or five months I 4x that quantity and so on... I was hooked and took mostly pictures of friends and family - some abstract shots, close ups, low ground, sunsets. Although compacts good for the "quick" shot, not good for the more intense type shot.
Thanks to someone in my work (I do call him my mentor these days
) - 3 years on, I've purchased a Canon IXUS 100IS, then splashed some more cash on a Nikon D100 with a 18-105mm lens - took a few shots and got hooked right in to the DSLR world. I now own a Nikon D3100... and the story will surely go on...
For me, it's a hobby, it's a way of getting away from my usual working world - it helps me relax, de-stress and meet folks who have the same interests as me - for me it's about taking shots of where I've been and also reflect back in a few months/years time and say "that was a good day!"
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens Portfolio: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR | AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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