I love photography! It has been such an escape and a release for me. It's like therapy.

The Story:

I've always loved taking pictures! But I began to take serious interest in photography in eighth grade. (2005-2006) I don't remember the brand or make of my first camera, but I do remember that it didn't use a memory card--it used floppy discs! I could fit four pictures on one disc! I finally got a small point-and-shoot sometime between my freshman and sophomore years of high school. It was an okay camera, but I couldn't really do the things I wanted to do with it. My dad decided to give me one of his old Canon Powershots. I loved that camera! We were inseparable. I soon however graduated to bigger and better Powershots, subsequently losing/having them get stolen. I finally saved enough money to buy a Canon Rebel T2i in April of 2010.  I love digital, and I love the power of manipulation I have using various photo editing programs. But there's something about film that fascinates me. I've taken many photos using my parent's Canon T70. Sadly, the motor finally burnt out in it. I now use an even older Canon AE-1. Film is magical. I want my pictures to take people back to a simpler time; make them feel nostalgic. I use a lot of retro/vintage style editing, not because that's what's "in" right now, but because that's what I love.

Canon T2i (camera)
Canon 18-55 mm (kit lens)
Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (fixed fifty lens. great for portraiture)
Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM (zoom lens)
Canon AE-1 (film camera)
Adobe Photoshop CS4 extended
Adobe Lightroom 2
iPhone 3GS (hey, it works great as a point-and-shoot when my camera isn't handy!)

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