My first camera was my mom's hand-me-down Kodak Instamatic when I was 6 or so. I took a lot of self portraits, and after the photos came back from the developer, I discovered the majority were out-of-focus shots of my left nostril. I graduated to a Canon SureShot and loosely pursued photography throughout my formative years, even attending a couple of summer camps where I learned some basic composition techniques. My parents gave me a Canon Rebel XS for Christmas one year, and that was that. My path was set. Eventually, I earned a bachelor's degree in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University in 2006. After earning that degree, I stepped into the digital world with a Canon Digital Rebel.
After graduating, I got a job in software analysis specializing in electronic medical records. Photography remains a hobby to me, and I'm happy to shoot whatever will stand in front of me, with my trusty Canon 60d. I may not have ever had the best gear available, but so far, what I have has not hampered my ability to create beautiful images. As a friend once said, "More expensive cameras do not make better pictures; they only remove limitations."
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