How did I get started in Photography?


Paraparaumu Beach

I used to randomly take photos with my point and shoot, then I discovered the insect world, I found them fascinating and became hooked on photography. I purchased my 1st DSLR in 2013 and the rest you could say, is history.

So my journey began, I read many online photography articles but by far the best lessons and experience I gained, was by just doing it. I spent many hours photographing birds, why birds? because they can be fast moving, especially the small birds, such as finches.

They made me think on my feet, I had to be quick and have a steady hand. I experimented with the different camera settings and ISO and deleted more photos than I kept.

Photography became a priority for me, as it still is today, I go out in all types of weather and visit many different places. I found, the only way to develop skills and style is to get out there and “just do it”.

I very rarely use a tripod, for me hand held is the way to go, if I do need to steady my camera, I always manage to find something that works for me, such as a fence post, rock or the like.

The learning never ends, for me at least, the challenge is to push the boundaries and see where it takes me.