I got my hands on my first digital camera when I was in my second year of University, through needs really, as I had various uni projects where I needed to take some stock shots. It was a simple point and shoot camera, but it was a revelation. Soon, as with everyone else around the time when digital cameras were becoming more affordable, I began to accumulate collections of shots from meetings with friends, nights out and gigs.
When I graduated from uni in 2006, like so many others unsure what to do with their lives, I packed a bag and set off around the world, taking a newer smaller more compact camera with me. Over the course of the 10 months I was away I took hundreds of photos which I still fondly look back through to remind me of my experiences. During my time away I found I was thinking more about my photography, rather than simply pointing and shooting, I would try and find interesting angles and takes on popular landmarks. This took me to getting my first Dslr in 2009.
With advice from my brother and a limited budget, I got my hands on a second-hand Canon EOS 350D with the 18-55mm kit lens. Since then I have added to my kit bag to include a Canon f/1.8 50mm (nifty fifty), a Canon EF 70-210 f/4 telephoto lens (kindly donated by my father in-law) , and the latest addition a Sigma f/4-5.6 10-20mm wide angle lens. Aswell as lenses I’ve added various bits of kit such as gradient filters, nd filter, tripods and flashlight. I mainly shoot in and around Cardiff where I live, but when I get the chance to go further afield, the camrea usually comes along aswell.
Everytime I go out to take photos, I find myself learning something new about the camera or improving on my technique, hopefully this also shows through my photos aswell. A member of flickr, I use the site as an opportunity to showcase my work, gain feedback and get involved in discussions with other members.