I was given my first camera as I turned 9 years old. I had a succession of cameras from then until about 30 years ago when I was given my first 35mm SLR camera, a Yashica FX-7. This camera did nothing automatically. You set everything, aperture, shutter-speed and focus. I remember it well and I used it until the late 90’s when it was borrowed on the non-return basis. The insurance replacement was a Canon 500N 35mm SLR. This was a big leap forward as now there were a number of auto functions that included winding of the film, focus and optionally exposure. Then early in 2006 I made the switch to digital photography and have continued using Canon equipment.
I also spent an active ten years in the photography club environment with a PSSA (Photographic Society of South Africa) affiliated club and participated regularly in their national competitions.
In 2011 I followed a dream and opted out of the corporate world into this full-time photography business.