I have done the film thing, and moved on, and come back. My first camera wasa Bell+Howell FD-1 35mm Canon licensed knock off. I started shooting digital on a Sony Mavica (precise model number is difficult to recall) that my high school had for the photojournalism class. It had a 3.5″ floppy for storage media and a <1 Megapixel sensor. And it did not look anything like that FD-1 that I shot 35mm film on. It wasn’t a SLR, that concept wasn’t ready yet for digital in the consumer market. Think of it as a giant point and shoot… because that’s basically what it was. But it was digital! I’ve been living the digital life since then. In college I shot on a point and shoot as well as my B+H, until I had saved up enought to buy a Canon Rebel XTi. That’s when everything changed. It was digital and a SLR.
It was a DSLR… and I’ve never gone back.
These days it’s still a Canon. A 6D (and a T2i for a backup camera), and it does so much more than that first DSLR I had did. Now I can do video as well, something that I would have never even dreamed of then. But the new features and toys don’t change the fact that I love taking pictures. Portraits particularly. I love getting people to smile and capture that. And I love helping people bring their ideas to light, more fantasy in your photo? Let’s do it. Don’t want to smile because you’re a goth? No problem, let’s find a stairwell and some crazy light. It’s always fun.
So I made Aperture Chat to share my love of photography and techno-geekism with the world. Hopefully you enjoy consuming it as much as I enjoy creating it!