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I am an amateur photographer who immensely enjoys the feel of a real camera in my hand. The sense of satisfaction I get from a well-taken photograph is hard to beat. There is nothing like taking a picture and, when the picture is reviewed, it looks just as the eye sees the subject of the photograph.
I’m also a United States Air Force Desert Storm veteran. I was a Communications/Radio Navigation/Electronic Warfare specialist on the FB-111A and F-111E aircraft. I am a “techie” at heart, drilling down to the technical aspects of electronic equipment to find out which is “better.” I’m usually reading a photography magazine or a technical manual about the most recent piece of equipment I may get. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m no “Scotty” when it comes to the deep down things, but I do have enough of an understanding to be able to intelligently do a “stare and compare” between two pieces of equipment and make the best choice. I do make mistakes, but I try REAL hard not to make them.
When I first ventured into the world of the camera, film was still around. My very first 35-mm SLR camera was one my parents bought for me from J C Penney for Christmas before I went off to England for a 3-year long tour while in the Air Force. I had very little photography experience. While in England, I caught the photography “bug.” I became fascinated by the effect on the photographs the different settings on the camera would have. Of course, I went through a LOT of film for which I’m very grateful for DSLR cameras today.
But, I was confused. I kept hearing from other airmen on base how I should have gotten a (insert brand name here) camera because they (insert reason here). Weren’t all cameras the same? I very shortly found out they weren’t! That’s when I started digging….
Why do I want to help you and what is my goal?
I want to make sure no one has to go through the learning curve I had to as an amateur photographer. I want to make sure you understand what a piece of equipment does and how it functions in terms EVERYONE understands. If you understand what a piece of equipment does, then you can make an informed, intelligent buying decision. Why pay a huge price for a piece of equipment you won’t be able to use? If you’re able to make an informed, intelligent buying decision then you will be able to use your equipment to its fullest advantage.
If you have any questions or need a hand, then feel free to leave them below and I, or one of my photography friends, will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best!