Here is the guy that I can talk photography to all day long. Well, let’s be clear, I can talk a little bit then have to listen for the rest of the day, hehehe. My dad is the one that first got me into photography when he let me borrow his old Minolta SLR film camera for a trip I took to Mexico when I was a senior in high school (bet he doesn’t even remember that!). I had no idea what I was doing, but I loved the feel of the camera in my hands and loved trying to look at things in a new and different way. That led to me getting a Nikon SLR (film) when I graduated from college in 1999 and I took my first photography class that year. I was resistant to digital for quite a awhile, but then finally bought a Fuji Finepix for a trip to Italy back in 2002. Then in February of 2005 I bought my first Canon DSLR – the 20D. From there I moved to the 40D in 2009 (right before Carter was born) and then on to the 5D Mark II in 2011.

      Thanks for such an expensive hobby dad. Actually, I think my husband thanks you even more!



      Thank you for the kind words. You are right, I forgot about the Mexico trip. That Minolta SLR has a lot a miles on it. Scott used it in college too. Mark is tiptoeing into photography as well. Now I am using the Minolta Rokkor completely manual lenses that are perfect on my Sony NEX-6, I mean NEX-5 ;). Still think you should at least go semi-pro.