Shooting beside pro photogs
German Village, Columbus OH
June 21, 2008


Summer 2008

After 12 years, and after making over 14,000 images with a variety of digital point and shoot cameras, I've finally allowed myself to indulge in a semi-professional DSLR outfit. It has become an all-consuming, round the clock passion since the purchase.

In the month since I bought my fantastic Canon EOS 30D from the Columbus Camera Group, I've acquired these six *great* Canon lenses:

  • EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (pro series wide angle zoom wide aperture)
  • EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (pro series zoom telephoto wide aperture)
  • EF 1.4x II Teleconverter (makes the above 70-200mm a 98-280mm)
  • EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (ultra-ultra wide angle)
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (super-fast fixed 50mm prime lens, master of low light & bokeh)
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (inexpensive wide-ish angle kit lens)

This combination of lenses covers a nice range of focal lengths and allows me to take pictures in very low light and to capture fast action at very high shutter speeds!  For someone like me who over the last decade has been consciously having to shoot around limitations of my previous cameras - it's extremely exciting to have a camera that doesn't hold me back in any way! The possibility to get amazing shots in any condition is finally in my hands, and totally up to me and my abilities to drive this camera correctly - no excuses!

The amazing level of control, useable high-ISO settings up to 3200, and the amazing optical qualities of real lenses has re-ignited a round the clock interest in making images. I take my gear bag everywhere I go and not a day has gone where I haven't snapped off a least a dozen shots.

This rekindled interest has caused me to reevaluate what content is featured on my website. I've decided to start it from scratch with a more modern layout, and to put the focus on featuring my latest images.


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