That is when I got my first camera, a very used Canon FX. Now for anyone not acquainted with this camera; the meter, was placed ( outside ) on the top left of the body making it less then perfect.
( put camera to eye, compose, take from eye, look at meter, set, put camera back to eye….. )
I didn’t keep it long, ( about 3 days I think ) I traded for a FTb QL and kept it for the next 10 years. I was hooked.
By the 80’s I was doing weddings and news paper stringer work but some time around 2007 I sold all my gear ( by now it was a whole system built around a Nikon F3 HP) and simply stopped shooting. I don’t know why I did that.
Fast forward to Christmas 2013, my youngest ( a photographer by the way ) gave me a Nikon D80 with a kit lens. I shot some, put it away, shot some, put it away, yeah like that, enthusiastic is not a word I would use here.
Definition of Bored:
tired and impatient: tired of and slightly annoyed by a person or situation that is not interesting, exciting, or entertaining.
March, 2016 ; I’m bored !
I decide at this time, for no particular reason, to get out the D80, dust it off and do a few shots. I get on Youtube, for no particular reason, and start watching videos on photography.
(During my various YouTube visits I came across Mike Brownes video on Clickasnap )
Almost by chance; I don’t know maybe it was fate, I see a little documentary on Netflix called “ Finding Vivian Maier.” I’m hooked again.
I get on eBay and start looking for gear. I want to do street and the Nikon is just too big and nosey.
I do some research and end up getting a Fujifilm X20. ( saving up to get it’s big brother, the X100s )
So, there you go, that’s how I got started and this is where I’m at now. I’m far from being where I want to be and I may never get to that place but isn’t it the journey to get there the thing that really matters.
Sept, 2016 GLR