Here is my entry for Amy of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge with the topic of Photography Journey.
Like a lot of people, I didn’t get serious about photography until the age of Digital Cameras. I always liked photography and Chris and I had bought several small cameras over the years. I won’t even go into that history.
In early 2000s I bought my first Sony Digital camera. It was small. Here is a photo of the camera I found the web.
We lived in Colorado when we got the camera. We did take this camera on our trip to visit Oregon and the Redwoods in Northern California. To save memory and the little card, we saved them on low resolution. Bad rookie mistake.
Here is a photo I took of Chris walking a labyrinth she made on the Northern California coast.
Once we moved to Oregon I soon got a pre-DSLR a Sony DSC-H9. I was wanting a better camera, but was too afraid to buy a camera that had lenses. With this camera, there was no turning back. I am truly hooked on photography.
I took the back of a giant lily pad, and this photo is still one of my favorite photos to date.
This little camera had a macro flower mode and well I think you know the result of that. I’ve been hooked on flowers ever since. Also I have to admit my love of flowers started when I was a small child, I had a dream I was laying in a field of flowers and I can remember it being so peaceful, happy, safe and mostly colorful. I’m so lucky I get to live out that dream.
This photo I took with my “grown up” camera, Nikon D80 with interchangeable lenses. It was published in a Norwegian magazine. I took it with a 105 fixed lens. I was so proud that someone thought it magazine worthy.
I’ve had many different cameras over the years. I would try different point and shoot cameras, so I wouldn’t always have to lug around a big camera. That way I could always have a camera with me. I would end up selling those cameras and I kept with my DSLR Nikon.
But the last few years, I have gone back to Sony A7II and now I have an A7III. Both of these cameras are full frame and mirrorless camera body. The lenses still are heavy, but the camera body so light is a blessing.
Here are photos from my Sony A7III. Click on any photo to it larger.
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