Photography is my hobby which I started back in the 1990's with a OM10 Olympus SLR, 50mm and 135mm prime lenses, with a C85 flash. Back then I just took photo's on vacations due to the cost of processing film.
In 2001 I started taking pictures for a local high school basketball team using a Kodak 1.6Mpix DC265 digital camera.
In 2005 I tried a Canon Powershot 3.1Mpix A75 but was not too happy with the results.
Then in 2007 I decided to upgrade to a Canon 8Mpix SX100IS with 10x Optical Zoom which then rekindled my interest. As I was spending more time out walking my dog I began to start taking pictures every day and became interested in capturing images of sea ducks which then in 2009 I upgraded to a bridge camera, the Canon 10Mpix SX10IS with 20x Optical Zoom. I continued taking pictures daily and started to get more serious, reading and learning as much as I could.
I then began sharing my pictures online via Google Picasa which was a great experience. As I began to seek out other photographers and comment on their work they began to visit my images and with their supportive comments It not only helped me improve my images it also helped with my confidence.
I then came to the realization that the quality of the images I was trying to achieve required me to consider a DSLR. This was a painful experience as I spent 10 months reading and rationalizing as to what DSLR to purchase. In June of 2010 I decided to upgrade to a Canon 50D which is what I use today along with my recent acquisition (March 2012) a 5DMKII.
I am still on this huge learning curve as my day job does not allow me the amount of time that I would like to spend with photography, but one has to be able to pay bills and feed my Hobby.
I am still working hard to learn as much as I can and continue to try to improve my photography. I am so inspired by so many talented people here on G+ and thankful for so many photographers who are willing to share their knowledge and help us amateur photographers along this complicated and exciting journey.
Canon 50D DSLR
Canon 7D DSLR
Canon 5DMKII DSLR
Canon 17-40mmF/4L USM
Canon 50mmF/1.4 USM
Canon 24-70mmF/2.8L II USM
Canon 70-200mmF/2.8L II IS USM
Canon 400mmF/5.6L USM
Canon 2x Teleconverter ver III
Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Canon 580EXII flash (x2)
Translite 2 Flash
Phottix Strato wireless triggers
Neat Image v7.2
Photomatix Pro v4.2.3
Perfect Photo Suite 9