12-27-2022 08:36 AM
As somebody that's recently taken the dive into the world of photography, I'm curious and always excited to hear the reasons why others do it. For me, I discovered some YouTubers like Peter McKinnon and Chris Hau that made it seem so fun. After giving it a bit of a try myself I realized how fulfilling it can be for a hobby. What made you take the first step?
12-27-2022 12:03 PM
My dad had a zoom film camera that he rarely used and tons of film. I just grabbed it and shot away (I was 11 then). Over the years I saved money every time I saw some new fancy camera, like Polaroid and disposable Fujis.
I never really had inspirations or saw some actual work, it's just the feeling of holding a camera and capturing a moment in life that felt satisfying. I only got inspired by others (The great Joe McNally and Scott Kelby) 10 years ago and decided to read and learn about the technicalities of photography.
12-29-2022 06:36 AM
I bought a disposable camera on a trip to visit Bruce Lee's grave in Seattle, that was the first camera I ever had. Shortly after I bought a point and shoot, then an SLR
12-29-2022 11:42 AM
Seeing black and white prints being processed for the first time and seeing the magic of the image appearing on the paper in the darkroom sealed the deal for me. I love the process of capturing life and moments; sharing them with everyone is the added bonus!