Thursday, June 21, 2007

The monumental first post

Well... I would like to start off with a little history of my experiences with my camera and give you an idea of what i am working with.

Lets start this off with a glance into the past. I remember about six years ago, i was at my yearly family gathering where i stumbled upon my cousin Mike's ultra compact Pentax Optio S. He allowed me to play with this bundle of joy and it sparked a flame of inspiration and imagination in my head. And then a couple months later i just so happened to get one of my own. For months i was taking pictures left anf right. Once i became familiar and comfortable with my new found glory, i was starting to yearn for more.

Then enter my Canon Digital XT. New doors opened. I learned fast (sometimes at the expsense of Erin). I wanted to try new techniques but i needed some new glass (lenses). After my fourth lens, i started to realize some of the limitations of the XT. I did a lot of research for an upgrade and there was an awesome rebate going on witha Canon. So i went up to Schillers (a great photography resource for anyone in St Louis) and low and behold, i found out that the rebate was doubled with a purchase of a lens, so, i got a Canon 30D and a 50mm f1.4 lens. My ideas and thoughts seemed to be endless. But as you will see, i had much to learn.


Mike said...

Glad I had a hand in your fasination with photography. From the Pentax to the Canon, you have definitely surpassed my equipment list in a very short time.

Don't give your equipment too much credit. It's not the equipment, it's the person standing behind it :) You're great eye is what makes your pictures standout. Now get some of those photos up here, this is a photo blog isn't it???

Marcie said...

Hi Steve! I am so excited that you are starting a blog! I think you have a talent for photography and it is a great way to keep in touch!

Laura said...

Hi Steve!
Welcome to the blogging world. Let me know if you need any help. Your photos are awesome! Keep sharing them with the world!

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