Digital Photography has been a hobby of mine since the winter of 2000 when I bought my first digital camera, a Sony DSC-S30. I bought that camera mainly to take pictures of what was my main hobby at that time, Scenic City Miatas.
Above is a photograph that I made in April of 2011 of Scenic City Miatas out for a nice spring drive. I used my Panasonic DMC-TS2.
During the fall and winter of 2011 I decided that I would step back a bit from what had been my hobby for a few years, Autocross. With Autocross you have to follow someone else’s schedule and I found myself away from my family on many Sundays. Autocross is a lot of fun and I really love driving but it was time for a change.
I started to think a little more seriously about photography. I had always used point and shoot cameras and I had them in “auto” mode almost all the time. I started scouring the internet for photography tips and before long I was attempting to shoot in any camera mode except auto with what was my best camera at the time, a Canon Powershot S3-IS.
Above is a photograph I made with my Canon Powershot S3-IS using shutter priority mode.
It wasn’t long before I decided that, if photography was going to be my main hobby, I was going to need better camera. I did a great deal of research and decided that the best camera for the money on the market at that time was the Nikon D7000. I bought the D7000 in December of 2011.
After I got the D7000 my photography started to improve as I learned how to operate the camera. I started making a few photos that I thought were worth sharing and eventually I decided to set up this blog for that purpose. Now that my blog has been up and running for the better part of a month. I decided that I needed a mission statement for my photography and my blog. After I thought about it for a while, this is what I came up with.
Amateur Photographer: To continuously learn and improve my photography skills while making photographs that I enjoy.
Blogger: To journal the what, where, how and why of my photographs for family, friends and strangers to the best of my ability.
As always, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!