Photography Q+A (more updates coming soon)
I’ve always loved photography since a very early age. Some basic psychoanalysis reveals it’s closely tied to my extremely poor memory & my need to photographically document things to supplement my memory. My mom put cameras in my hand at an early age & I’ve got boxes of photographs that I took from church camp and elementary school. The digital camera revolution changed everything & I quickly went through several generations of point & shot cameras.
My photography exploits bounded forward when I needed a hobby to fill the wedding planning void in the summer of 2007. As much as I loved photos, it had never dawned on me to get a real camera (aka a dSLR). I humbly invested in a Nikon D-80 just before our summer trip to Colorado & I’ve been hopelessly addicted since then. Three years & about 40,000 photos later, I’ve gone through several point-and-shot cameras to supplement my big guns.
I loved my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A for the picture quality & the zoom range, but just needed something more durable. After scratching the lens & the shutter cover being on the fritz, I went back to an ultra-compact, waterproof, shock resistant Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 that takes high res video too. When that one got water in the lens, I jumped over to a shock & waterproof very tiny Sony P&S that is my current purse camera. And of course, there’s the trusty iPhone camera that is always just seconds away
I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 to organize and process all my RAW files. I don’t claim to be creating stunning art- just to document my life and travels. I occasionally get a few photos I’m proud to share, but I hope to be more intentional in the next few years about spending time actually working on my photography skills & learning how to use Photoshop.