My first serious camera was an engagement present from my wife. A Canon 300 if I recall correctly. A 35 mm SLR with a short zoom lens. And although I have now traded up to a DSLR, I still love the particular sound of the shutter as I capture a unique moments in time.
I am at best an amateur when it comes to photography. I would say that my technical knowledge is better than my creative ability, but that’s OK. One of the great things about digital photography (whether it’s a DSLR or your phone’s camera) is not being limited by the number of exposures and cost of film. You can take time to get the right shot. Funnily enough there are times when I find my phone to give better results more easily in some situations. But nothing compares to the mechanical shutter noise of taking a photo with an SLR camera.
For photos I shoot with my DSLR I shoot RAW and edit in Adobe Lightroom – and occasionally Photoshop for panoramas. For everything else there is Apple’s Photos app.
This category will be where I share my photos, experiences, failures and successes in a journey to take better images. Occasionally there will be a video around a workflow or method I use to take the original image to final edit. You can also have a look in the gallery where I will update with some of my better attempts and even more on Instagram