I am always looking for that new hobby. Whether it be the peaceful joys of fishing or the excitement of sky diving. I am always searching or something. Almost a year ago today I discovered a new hobby. Not the most exciting, and certainly not the cheapest. But one of the most rewarding hobbies I have found yet. That hobby is of course photography. I had seen photos all my life from “professional photographers” but had never really had the desire to go out and take pictures. I really did not feel comfortable with the idea of taking pictures of things and people. After all, who wants some punk kid with a camera bothering you? I came across something different though, the art of night photography. I loved the images and I loved the idea that I could go alone and be alone. I had to get into that. Now, I wasn’t interested in picking up my cheap point and shoot and going out into the world. Oh no, I was doing night photography, I needed something better. I needed to look professional.
I was lucky, my mom worked at a camera shop (or did until Walmart ran the place out of business) she bought a Canon Rebel G kit before the shop went under. So there I was, I had boxes of film, I had a Camera that at least looked professional, but still had no idea where to start. A camera with an entire array of settings and me with no idea what any of them did I turned to the internet. I found this site first. It was amazing. From that point I searched for other terms until I felt well versed in the ways of photography.