Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been two years since I last posted here.

I've put on some cosmetic touches to the blog, primarily to begin a new chapter in my life. As the name implies, I've decided to start a small photography business. Photography has been an avid hobby of mine, and I've spent quite a bit of money since I got into it. With over $2000 worth of camera equipment, I think I better put it to good use.

My family had had a number of old film cameras. I took one of them and used it in one of my college electives. It was pretty fun, though processing film is pretty long and hard, especially if you want the picture to look a certain way. Since then, I didn't really want to pick up photography at the time because of the costs that came with it.

Then, a friend of mine suggested that I try using a point-and-shoot camera. I remember my first one was a bulky Canon. It had full functionality of a regular film camera in terms of shutter speed and f-stops. What I really loved about the camera is the video recording feature. It was pretty mind blowing that a camera can capture video at the time. For every moment, there was a picture. But for every event, there was a video.

Fast-forward to 2006, I was living on my own for a little bit. I was still taking a few core curriculum classes up at the University of Houston. The guy that cuts my hair by my apartment offered me a Nikon D80, brand-new in box for $700 with a 55-200mm lens. At the time, the D80 retailed for about $1000 and this was too good of a deal to pass up. I bought it impulsively but I had no idea how to use it.

Now it's 2011. I still have the same camera with some new equipment in my arsenal. A 1.8 50mm Nikon lens, a 3.5-5.6 18-105mm lens, SB-900, a Circular Polarizer filter, and a ND-8 Filter, and a 5 1/2 foot tripod. I think its about time for an upgrade and more DSLRs that are being released by both Nikon and Canon are becoming cheaper and user-friendly. By now, everyone could consider themselves a photographer.