I’m very much an amateur photographer, just coming to grips with modern digital photography after many years break.
I started out back in the 80’s, cutting my teeth on a 35mm SLR. But the arrival of kids, cost of film, etc meant that got put aside and forgotteen. In the early 2000’s I dabbled in early digital photography with a 5Mp Canon compact.
Getting back into it more seriously, I now have a Nikon D780 DSLR and to go with that, these lenses:
- Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
- Tamron 70-200mm f2.8
- Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
- Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD
For pleasure, still photography is what I really enjoy. But I love having the option of quality video from the same camera, and I get to use that reasonably often in my day job. For that, I have a Blackmagic Video Assist 7″ 3G which makes video making so much easier.
I have a couple of tripods – a heavier Manfrotto for video work and a lighter Manfrotto for stills.
The choice of lenses probably gives away some of the areas I’m interested in developing in my hobby: macro photography (probably mainly in the garden) and landscape/astrophotography. I also love interesting buildings and structures and photographing them from interesting angles.
My biggest challenge in learning these areas is still a lack of time – but I am learning to bring along my camera pack whenever I go out in the car, and that is starting to provide some good opportunities.
A quick note about the images on this site: I’ve opted to set them up as fairly large and high res jpg’s so they can be zoomed in on to see detail. That does mean that, depending on your connection speed, they may take a few seconds to load.