Monday, February 18, 2008

My Gear

I decided to buy a DSLR camera after a friend of mine bought the Canon Rebel Xti (a beautiful camera). I was on a budget so I had to find a good deal. Luckily, Olympus had a deal that day (they were trying to promote their new line of DSLRs). Basically, it was a bit cheaper than Nikon and Canon, and it came with 2 lenses (as opposed to only one lens from Canon and Nikon). It was very easy for me to make the decision because, 1. I'm not really experienced with SLRs, 2. the sales representative was really cute, 3. I grew up in Egypt and Olympus is very well known over there. I have to say I'm not disappointed at all with my camera, which is Olympus Evolt E-410. It is packed with features, and for a beginner photographer, it's pretty good. The two lenses are: Zuiko ED 14-42 mm, and Zuiko ED 40-150mm. Those are the entry level lenses (no professional photographer will use them) from Olympus. However, They do a pretty good job. The professional lenses have their advantages but I'll tackle this in a later post.


The main idea behind my blog as I mentioned is to share my experience as an amateur photographer. I'll share everything from buying my DSLR camera, to which books  read or consider reading, etc. I also count on feedback. If you have any suggestions or comment, please post them or email me :)


Friday, February 1, 2008

What this Blog is all about

here we go, my first post. I'm no creative writer, I always struggle to write something and make it appealing to readers. So, my posts will basically be a stream of thoughts. Actually, this blog is geared towards photographers. Anyone who's passionate about photography should find this webpage very interesting. I will post lots of pictures (not sure if I can do that yet... still discovering the site), and I'll try and explain how I was able to achieve such photos (i.e. exposure, lens, shutter speed, etc.)
okay.. that's all for now, stay tuned :)