No matter how many other people's websites I look at, I always find it very difficult to think what to put on my own About Me page - so here goes!
I've always had an interest in photography, which comes from my dad, who always seemed to have a camera near him. His sister, my auntie was also a really keen photographer and she and my uncle had their own dark room, so I was pretty much surrounded by it when I was growing up.
My dad always shot with Canon, so he was surprised as I was, when my very first digital camera was a point and shoot Nikon. I bought that in case I didn't take to it!
By 2008 I headed down my own Canon route and bought my first DSLR - a Canon 350D, with kit lens. I loved it but tussled with what was what and realised I didn't really get this aperture, ISO and the like, so I was welded to the good old Green Auto square! Not long after I'd bought the 350D I saw the write up for a course which said something to the effect of - 'stuck on Auto? Want to get off that and take control of your camera? Yes -I did and so I booked a place and that began my long association with Going Digital!
After the first course things were really put into perspective for me and I felt like I actually knew what my camera was getting up to and from then, it really was a case of onwards and upwards - not at great speed, but steady and deliberate.
I swapped my 350D for a 50D and then a 7D Mk 2 - I was a Canon user and was able to also buy L series lenses although I did have a general go to, travel light lens, which was a Sigma 18-250 - I loved that lens!
The years went by. The weight of my kit increased and in March 2021, I went mirrorless. Not only mirrorless, but Canon-less as I opted for a full kit change to Olympus and so far it's been fantastic!
I'm really very pleased and just a little bit proud of how my photography has developed, now that I have achieved some photography distinctions.
You've just read the About Me of Annette Crook CPAGB BPE2 LRPS.
Onward and upward!