February 14, 2006
Admittedly the hobby of photography is an expensive one. Digital SLRs (Single Lens Reflex) cost on the order of $1000 and up. And then there are the lenses, which can go for more than the cost of the camera body—some many times more. And what is the point of having a camera that can accept multiple lenses if you don’t have more than one lens to put on it?
Then there are tripods, carrying cases, flash units, storage cards, batteries, light meters, reflectors, and backgrounds. And you also need a computer to process the images, and software for the computer, and a printer to print the photos.
All of this costs money. The barrier to entry can be pretty intimidating. I know it took me quite a while to make the plunge. And as the name of this site indicates, I’m sitting at the low end of the range.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting about what equipment I have, and why I have it. From there I’ll discuss what I am learning about how to take better photos, and maybe be able to help you in your photography. I’ll leave comments open as I can so that you can chime in with your thoughts on whatever subject I am tackling.
I will also be sharing my photos with you, and maybe some interesting stories as they come up.
If there is anything else you’d like to know, or want me to cover, let me know in the comments.