Perspective

June 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Photography wasn't something that came to me naturally.  I received a camera for my 8th grade graduation, a Pentax K1000, which I still have.  I didn't understand the concept of aperture, or ISO, depth of field, to even composition.  Looking back through my old film pictures I have a lot of pictures of trees and plants, or sides of mountains or cliffs, stuff with real breathtaking potential,  but composed in a way that I don't think anyone would be too thrilled with.  But we all have to start somewhere, right?  My mom is a picture taking fanatic so maybe it's in my blood?

Fast forward to 2002 and I got my first digital camera.  A Minolta D'Image Xt.  A little square point and shoot with a weird zoom lens that didn't extend out.  I still have that one too, though it's sitting in a drawer now.  One or two of the pictures on my site were actually taken with that camera. It was with that camera that i began to understand what was what, and what i liked to take pictures of.  No one ever asked me to take pictures, I just did.  Pictures of parties, little things in the garden, weird self portraits and of friends...And that's when the world started opening up to me, the things I could do, the perspectives I could get by changing one thing or another...like a painter using different paints or materials...except it was all packaged into one neat little gadget.  

 


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