I'm a 34 year old, mum of four, living in the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
We have mountains here.
(Because I was indecisive and have included so many photos, I've sized the pictures small. However, they're all on Flickr so just click through for the full sized photo)
I've loved photography for as long as I can remember, my Dad was respected photographer and he made sure my sister and I always had a decent camera, (albeit age appropriate!), and taught me how to develop my own photos. (A skill that has sadly atrophied). My first proper camera was a beloved 1960's Pratika with a built in light meter, which my parents got cheap at an auction when I was in my teens.
The next camera I had any fondness for was my Canon PowerShot G2.
Which sadly died a death after years of faithful service when my two year son learnt how to reach things above his head by climbing onto chairs.
I next got a Canon EOS 300D, which I had great fun paying with,
and was glad the kids gave a me a good excuse to spend a lot of time at Bristol Zoo.
I also love poppies.
That then made way for my 400D which was when I also started playing with HDR.
(I also occasionally stole my husbands 30D ;-) )
Unfortunately, taking photos, when out on a day trip on your own with four kids, can be extremely hard, (Come on Mummy!) and in the last few years my photography output has declined drastically, so I treated myself to a Canon PowerShot A580, intending it mainly for occasions when my 400D was too bulky, or just too much for what I needed it. And, I've had fun figuring our it's limitations.
The last camera I got was my iPhone camera, which for quite a while I didn't consider as a camera of any worth at all. Then I got recced the Best Camera App (the best camera is the one you have with you) and really got into taking photos with it. I now mostly use a combination of Gorillacam, Best Camera, Photoshop Mobile and Colorsplash when taking photos on my iPhone. (Another app I can recommend is Dr DOF, a depth of field calculator)
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