What I like the most about photography is that it encourages exploration. The world is a busy place, and it’s easy to overlook a lot of it. A camera in hand is a reminder to be curious and pay closer attention to my surroundings.
-AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II.
-AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D.
-AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II.
-Minolta MD W.ROKKOR-X 20mm with reverse ring adapter.
-Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro.
Photography became a serious hobby for me near the end of 2015, when my parents surprised me with a DSLR camera for a Christmas gift. I hardly knew anything about basic stuff like shutter speeds, apertures, or ISO, but that didn’t stop me from switching to manual and taking lots of (pretty bad) pictures around the backyard and elsewhere. Thousands of shutter cycles later I actually have an idea what I’m doing, but there is always something new to be learned or old to be practiced, which is part of what makes photography so enjoyable.
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A photography joke:
Why did the photographer cross the road?