First of all I would like to say that I’m not a professional photographer and I don’t pretend to be. I just love taking photos and see the work of other photographers who inspire me. Photography is just a hobby for me and I really enjoy going around and ‘capture the moment’. My favourite subjects are nature and landscapes, especially water and seascapes. However I experiment also on other types of photography such as fireworks and night.
My passion for photography started off when I was 16 and I bought my first digital camera. It was an HP Photosmart M417 and I didn’t have any basic idea of photography. I just started to take pictures in ‘Auto’ mode, since this camera had no manual settings. I managed to take a couple of good picutes (in my opinion) as regards composition and subject choice, however I was well aware that its lens was not of good quality.
After a couple of years this camera broke down and I decided to go for a bridge camera, which I still currently use. I opted for a Canon Powershot SX10 IS. I think I made a good choice since I am happy with its features. I began to read about exposure time, aperture value, ISO speed, composition rules, white balance etc since I wanted to use every feature of the camera. I was not happy of just taking pictures in Auto mode, and when I started to take pictures in Manual mode I immediately noted the difference in the quality of my pictures.
I am still using the Canon Powershot but my hands are itching to buy an SLR. My current camera takes good pictures during the day, but when it comes to night photography it really sucks! It’s not capable of capturing any detail! I am currently saving some money and buy a new camera (hopefully before my next holiday). Another passion I have is also that of travelling, mainly because I love to take pictures of new subjects as well hehe. I live in the tiny island of Malta and I really love it. I forgot to tell you that my name is Lenise and I am currently 23 years old 🙂