My interest in photography and cameras started when I was around 5 or 6 years old. Of course I didn’t understand anything about it and nor did I know that photography is considered an artform, but I had an obsession with taking photos with my mum’s film camera. Over the years before digital cameras became available to consumers, I just played with film in basic point & shoot cameras.
The first camera I owned myself was a VGA camera phone at the age of 12. Too young to afford a camera myself, and since my parents didn’t want to buy me a digital camera because they weren’t as cheap back then, I had to make do with what I had for two years before I got a standalone point and shoot camera at the age of 14. It was cheap and not great for artistic works, but again I had to make do and enjoy what I had. At the age of 15, I got my first digital SLR camera, the Nikon D70 (click to view photos taken with Nikon D70). It was my primary camera to use when making artistic works, including school assignments and my year (grade) 12 art major. Despite it’s age, it was a beautiful camera to own, learn about and work with for the 3 years I used it. As of December 2012, with the help of my parents, I managed to scrape up enough money for a Nikon D7000 (click to view photos taken with Nikon D7000), which is now my primary camera.
Commencing February 2013, I will hopefully be accepted into a Certificate 4 in Photoimaging at TAFE (NSW).