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My journey into the world of photography began back in 2002 when I purchased my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica which offered a resolution of 640 x 480 or 0.3 MP, and recorded images to a 3 1/4" disk!

The Mavica was "revolutionary" at that time, as it required easily replaceable, widely available and very l… Read More
My journey into the world of photography began back in 2002 when I purchased my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica which offered a resolution of 640 x 480 or 0.3 MP, and recorded images to a 3 1/4" disk!

The Mavica was "revolutionary" at that time, as it required easily replaceable, widely available and very low cost "storage" medium in the form of 3 1/4" disks.

I didn't hold on to the Sony Mavica for very long, as Fuji released the Finepix S602 Zoom shortly thereafter, and this camera offered a remarkable improvement over the Mavica in every single respect, including a 6 Megapixel sensor (but is 'effectively' 3 Megapixels).

In mid 2003 Canon released (in my personal opinion) the first truly affordable 'consumer' Digital SLR camera, the EOS 300D (or Rebel as it was known in other parts of the world).

Being an early adopter of all things "electronic" (yes, I am admittedly a gadget geek!), I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands on one! It was a remarkable camera in comparison to any point-and-shoot digital camera available those days, and was a massive improvement over my first digital camera...

As my skills and experience improved, I soon found that the 300D didn't meet my needs any longer, and in 2007 I opted to upgrade to the just released EOS 40D, and at the same time, invested in a few lenses and a Speedlite 580EXII. There were many new features on the 40D which would later be included in the 1D MKII, and this was (and still is to a certain degree) an awesome body.

Due to my extremely long working hours and constant travel all-around the world (on business) over the following years, I found I was using various point-and-shoot camera's more often, as these were just so much easier to bring along.

In mid 2013, I decided to take a trip to the far east, and dug out my faithful 40D, only to discover that the battery pack was no longer able to charge. As I was due to fly the following morning, I hastily made my way to the local Canon dealer in Dubai (where I had lived since February 2002) to get a replacement battery.

Shockingly the battery packs were out of stock and had a lead time of two weeks..... NO!!!!.... so I did what any self-respecting photographer would do..... I bought a new camera, and opted to purchase the EOS 5D MKIII & 24-105mm f/4 +& 50mm f1.2 & 70-200mm f2.8... What else can I say? This was the smartest move I had made in many years! It re-ignited that love I had for taking photographs.

I have since then actively got involved in new fields of photography, and I strive to broaden my experience (and my portfolio) on a daily basis. I do this through reading photography magazines and following other photographer's work on various portfolio sites. Most importantly, not a day goes by that I don't take a few photographs!! Since January 2014 I have taken over 60,000 photographs of a wide range of subjects, mostly wildlife and landscapes, but more recently I have began to shoot products, events, weddings, family portraits, and model portfolios! Read Less
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