Just a short CV of my path to and in photography:
Came to photography through food blogging, which I started in 2010. After 7 years of photoblogging and calling myself an amateur, I’d say I’ve progressed to being a hobbyist. I like that I can see a development, and I prefer learning by doing to learning by taking classes, although I’ve attended a couple of workshops these past years.
Started out with a point & shoot digital camera, then was gradually led to my first DSLR by a colleague when my learning curve stagnated due to (a lack of) the technical possibilities of the point & shoot.
Acquired a used Nikon D70 in 2011, which it turned out had a technical fault that led to loss of pictures after almost 1½ years. Upgraded to a D300 in 2013. I love this model, but as this camera has started showing signs of wear & tear, I bought the same model again, used, in 2018.
Initially, all my lenses were second-hand as well: 35-70 mm, 60 mm macro and 105 mm macro. Then I bought my first new lens in 2014, a 50mm 1.8 (I love this lens), and in 2017 I added an 18-250 mm lens for traveling.
I started shooting in manual from day 1, which I’m glad I did. Only started shooting in RAW and doing/learning “proper” editing at the end of 2013.
Thank you for visiting – I hope I’ll see you around!
The gold leaf graphic in my blog header is courtesy of We Lived Happily Ever After.