Photography has become my life. I started taking photos when I was 16. It was my first true family vacation and we went to British Columbia for 2 weeks.
My parents let me use their 35mm point and shoot camera. I remember it fondly. It was a Kodak. I took a lot of pictures on that trip and the excitement of getting them developed and seeing what I had taken.
As you can see from the scans, not the greatest in terms of quality, but at the time, they were the most amazing things I had seen. Looking back, that is when I became hooked on photography.
I bought my first SLR when I was 19. It was a Nikon F90. It had a typical kit lens. Shortly after I bought my first zoom lens. I didn’t want to live with just using the Auto feature. So I took a course at night school through Durham College. I also began to practice my photography skills when I was volunteering with a youth group for people with special needs.
It was during this time as well that my love and passion for working with those who are differently able. To this day I still continue to devote my life to working with them.
I bought my first digital SLR when I was around 25. It was a Nikon as well, a D50. I truly loved that camera. I took it everywhere. It was with that camera that I started my semi-professional career as a photographer.
I now currently use a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D90. I am a lover of Nikon and even more a lover of photography.