All of these pictures pre-date this blog but I was starting to get interested in serious photography. One of the nice things about digital cameras is that you can do some experimenting and not waste film in the process. It really helps as you are learning about the camera and re-learning photography.
As I've said in the past, I cut my teeth on film. I took a photography class in High School and played around a little bit before college. I didn't have much time to play around in college but I found myself with some time after college. I wasn't serious about it though and was pretty much taking pictures for the sake of taking pictures. I played around for a little while and then I went down to the Air Force Museum with a friend of mine and he had a digital camera. At that point, I knew I needed one.
Little did I realize, this shot would also be a pre-cursor of sorts. I tried sports photography with a film camera but it was tough going through shot after shot to find that I didn't quite get what I was looking for. Unfortunately, there was a pretty slow response time on the camera, so it was kind of a timing thing for me. I don't think the camera had a burst mode either because that would have helped.
Air shows were another difficult thing. The zoom didn't help and the timing didn't help.
I think this shot was taken with my Panasonic but I don't remember.
A shot from a Tall Ships Festival in Bay City. I think I was starting to get a little better.
I still have the Kodak and I would be tempted to do a series of photos with it. It's been a while that I've used it so I'm not terribly familiar with its limitations anymore but I think I could do some nice shots. I'm still pretty convinced that while having a good camera helps there is more to photography than just having a good camera. I think I could accomplish the same thing with my iPhone.
I like to think that I've grown a bit in my photography though.