Hi all, and welcome to my blog!
(takes a deep breath)
Let’s get started. This is going to be a place where we can talk about photography, gear, retouching, all the stuff that makes our art so much fun. I live in Montreal so you’ll see lots of examples from my city.
For starters, I’ll talk a little about the gear I use. Sony DSLRs. Yeah, you heard it, Sony. I know all you fanboys and girls are going to want to criticize my choice, but here’s my background. I started over 35 years ago with a Canon/Bell & Howell parallax 35mm camera that belonged to my Mom. She got me started in this wonderful art. (Thanks Mom). Then, before going on a trip to Europe, she purchased a Minolta XD11. It was a great machine. That is what started me down the Minolta path.
Several cameras and lenses later, I had to move to digital. Minolta sold their business to Sony. Having a kit of lenses, I decided to take the plunge down the Sony path. If I were starting fresh, I might have done differently. On a budget, I got an Alpha 350. Soon got to its limits. Then I moved up to an Alpha 700. What a great machine.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve accumulated quite a bit of gear since then. I’ll talk about it in later posts.
Thanks for reading and come back soon. I’ve got a lot to share.