Monday, August 6, 2012

Welcome to my photography blog!

Hello to everybody and welcome to my photography blog 

First of all let's start with a photo since this is going to be a blog about photos.  This sunset photo was taken during our trip to the Oregon Coast in July 2012...Enjoy!  

Okay, let's talk a little bit about me and this photo blog.  I am originally from Belgium, but moved to Vancouver, Canada in the year 2000. The beautiful scenery of West Canada really got me going although it was more like the usual vacation or snap shots at first. After participating on some photography forums I got quite some wonderful and helpful comments on my photos, I received a lot of positive feedback on how to improve my photo taking skills. That really sparked my interest in photography and I tried to "make" a better photo. I would think more about the composition, the light conditions and such, but my equipment at the time wasn't really helping with that as I had a "point & shoot" camera with no manual options. But I did the best with what I had and I must say that some photos turned out quite good.

In the late summer of 2006 I bought myself a better camera which allowed me to use more manual settings and I have been able to take better photos. Of course it was not just due to the new camera that my photos were getting better, but also due to the amazing tips and critiques I have received over time from pro and amateur photographers! In the fall of 2008 I finally got my first DSLR (Sony Alpha A200 with 10.2 megapixels) which gave me so many more options. I the summer of 2012 I bought another DSLR (Sony Alpha A57 with 16.4 megapixels) with a proper lens (Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8).  

I am no professional whatsoever, I have never taken any photography courses, but I do enjoy going out and taking photos. I mainly take photos of landscapes/scenery or any type of nature including some animals, plants, flowers, etc. I also like city scenes and since our daughter was born (May 2010) she has become my photo subject now and then too.
On this blog I will try to post some photos now and then after I have been on a little photo outing.  This can be just around our area or during our trips.  I may post some interesting stories about photography or about photographers that I will be about photography in any case! :)

If you have any interest in my photos or would like to send me a message, please click the contact tab on the top of the page!  For a selection of some of my best photos have a look at My Portfolio

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to read my blog!

Images Copyright by Ann Badjura unless otherwise mentioned. 
Contact me by email if you are interesting in buying or using any of my images.  THANK  YOU!

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