Photography: Not just a hobby!

January 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm 1 comment

So i figured it might be nice to sort of, introduce myself to this blog. One way to do that is to display one of my great loves, photography. I got my first camera in 8th grade. I remember that day so fondly. It was Christmas day, and i was opening the present i thought surely would be my first camera. I wasn’t dissapointed. It was a cute little Samsung digital camera, that ran on batteries. Looking back, it was not the best camera in the world, but for my purposes, it was perfect. I took that camera everywhere i could, and documented my life with it.
After a year or two with my Samsung, i decided it was time for a more sophisticated camera. That Christmas, i upgraded to an Olympus. The picture quality was better, and it allowed me to take more artistic shots. It was fabulous.
Once again Christmas rolled around, this time i was in eleventh grade, and i was hoping for the slim, touch screen, Sony-Cybershot. Once again, i was not dissapointed. This little camera was my heart’s desire. The macro capabilities were fantastic, and it was so much slimmer than my older cameras. This was also the year i took a photography class in high school. I learned how to take shots with a film camera, and develop them in the dark room. I loved how i could have complete control over how the picture was developed (exposure, brightness, etc). I also was exposed to a photography exhibit for Gwinnett County, called Shutter Sense and Nonsense. My friend and I spent countless hours taping labels to photographs, hanging things on the wall, and setting up for the exhibit night. The final product was very rewarding. The room looked beautiful, and the exhibit was full of amazing photographs. In my 12th grade year, i once again helped set up for this exhibit, and also won two prizes. I won third place in the categories of Animals, and an Honorable Mention in the Nature category.
Alas, 12th grade ended, and I had developed the camera desire of all desires. I craved a Canon Rebel EOS, and, to my surprise, recieved it at my graduation party, as a graduation gift from my family. Ever since that wonderful day in May, I’ve spent hours recording my life through the lens of my Canon Rebel.
And so, you see my love of photography runs deep. Now, here are some of my favorite photographs.


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  • 1. mom  |  January 23, 2010 at 1:39 am

    mommy and andrew have provided you with all your camera’s. mommy likes your photo’s.


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