Remembering my first camera

Today is my birthday and besides the obvious fact, it is also a very special day for me as a photographer. Exactly 7 years ago I got one of the best birthday presents I’ve ever had – my first camera.

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A silhouette in warm tones

It’s funny what one can fish out from the photo archive sometimes. Absolutely by accident I came across the photos from my studio photo shoot 7 years ago. That was my one and only time I shot in a studio with all the fancy strobes and stuff. My wife’s friend who is a professional…

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Clothespins

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I’ve been looking through my photos choosing candidates to be published in a portfolio and found this one.

This photograph comes from those times when I didn’t have a camera of my own and borrowed my mother-in-law’s Pentax. It’s also far from what I came to shoot later, but nevertheless I love this picture for its colours and sunlight, and summer spirit.

Dragonfly

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Nikon D5100+Nikkor 35mm @50mm, f/5.6, 1/400

 

 

I’m not very skilled and keen on animal photography, and insects especially, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation when this dragonfly sat on a plant just 1 metre away from me! And as I was trying to take a shot extremely carefully and focusing manually, the beauty was just sitting there posing.

Does anyone happen to know what kind of dragonflies it is? Just curious what happened to be in my focus.

Dance to the music!

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It’s not very often these days when I get a chance to take pictures in the street. Today was special. My family and I went to the seafront and walked along the shore. At some place we saw a street musician playing saxophone. I wanted to take a photo of him but suddenly some boys passing by started dancing to the music. Amazing!

I shot “from the hip”, so I couldn’t actually see the photo I was gonna take until I saw it on the camera’s display, and I wouldn’t get a second chance as the situation changed really fast. All the dancing was spontaneous and took only a minute.

Dance