01-10-2023 08:54 AM
What's going on everyone? I wanted to introduce myself to the good folks on this forum. I'm hoping that being here is a better experience than that toxic Reddit place. Though I'm not new to taking pictures, I'm new on the journey to becoming a photographer.
Originally from New York City, I first started taking pics with my dad's Nikon EF that he gave me in high school. When DJ'ing took off, and I started traveling, I gave up the camera work to focus on that. I had always wanted to come back to it, but by the time I established myself in music, things went digital and it was too expensive to resume the hobby.
During the pandemic, I started live-streaming DJ sets on Twitch. I noticed how clean other people's cameras were, and that's when it happened. SUCKED INTO THE WORLD OF Alpha cameras.
I started out with an A6400 and a Sigma 16mm f1.4 lens. When my wife and I would take our afternoon walks or hikes, I'd bring the camera out and start taking photos. I upgraded to the A7IV when it dropped and went nuts on glass. As traveling for DJ'ing resumed, I started bringing my cameras with me to livestream on the road and of course capture photos.
I justified the upgrade to the 7rV since my in camera framing isn't great and having the extra pixels to be able to crop in post has been helpful.
I've found a place in addition to music to become a tertiary shooter at events, sports and started a traveling headshot company where I bring the gear to the clients' houses or offices to shoot.
I'm looking forward to learning more from you all and grow with each of you.
01-10-2023 09:16 AM