So what’s it all about?
I’ve been interested in photography since I first clapped eyes on my dads Kodak brownie and he let me take the occasional photo for us to develop. I eventually moved on through a few Kodak cameras and bought a fully-loaded Pentax Auto 110 SLR which was some eye opener and I saw where I wanted to take my photography. I eventually ended up with the Minolta 7000 AF and I knew (in amateur terms) how to use it.
Things moved on and I lost interest in (and the time for) photography as I was busy pursuing a career.
I recently had a big birthday and decided it was time to reacquaint myself with the art form. Boy was I in for a shock, it had all gone digital while I wasn’t looking!
And there’s more (click on the arrow)…
The learning Curve
Now to plan the learning curve and select a camera. I read as much as possible. I didn’t have much time to read my internet articles straight away so as I found the internet links, I threw them into a news aggregator called Flipboard. It later occurred to me I could share it too (see the Learning Zone).
I researched what cameras were out there and as I had no Glass left in my locker I was pretty free to choose anything.
It looked to me like the next generation of camera was mirrorless. A friend let me look at his Fujifilm XT-1. I found that the glass on the Fuji was of a brilliant quality and the technology is great. More importantly, Fuji update and enhance their systems through updates, these updates also include new features requested by the user community (three at the time of writing this on the camera I now have).
Fuji announced the Fuji XT-2 and it seemed perfect for me as a lightweight and very capable system. So I’m a happy bunny and feel very comfortable with my choice!
I do like to do as much as I can in camera but I’ve some learning to do. I understand photography (composition and the basics, although I'm rusty). This camera is something else, full featured and very user programmable.
So far all I’ve really done is programme back-button focus (separating the focus from the shutter-release button so you're not refocusing every time - saves battery life and time). But I expect I’ll do more as time moves on.
Post editing is a whole new game for me and the tool box page describes the tool-set I’m using and trying to learn.
Ohh yes, apart from the image of a lens being held up by a hand, all the other images on this site are mine.
Anyway, this site is my place to stick the photography stuff that I’m discovering. If you find it interesting, it’s yours to share too.
I'll try and add another page of useful links to folks and things that might be of interest too and leave a link here.
This site is a work in progress, both for the content and the technology on which it's based (see the bottom of the tool box page).