My interest in photography started on my first trip to Australia, when all I had was an automatic film camera. I saw Peter Lik’s beautiful panoramas and I decided that I’d rather have my own photography hanging on my walls.
So that began my quest to get a better camera. It started with a small Pentax point and shoot and after a couple years I upgraded to a Canon superzoom. With both I was able to get some nice photographs, but I was pinning for a DSLR. It’s just that it didn’t fit my budget. In around 2007 (?) I finally took the plunge and bought a D90 and 2 lenses (18-200 superzoom and the 50mm f1.8). I loved my 50mm right away because I was able to get the look I wanted in a lens that was incredible value for the price.
Originally I wanted to do wildlife photography – only until I found out how expensive long lenses actually are! :-P So I got into landscapes instead. Inspired both by Peter Lik and other photographers on Flickr, I bought a wide angle lens to improve my landscape photography. Over the years I’ve added to my kit, my skill set and have experience in a wide variety of photographic areas. Today, I enjoy all sorts of photography and love to try new things and see how they work. They’re not always successful of course, but each time I do learn a bit more.