My name is Mark, 29 years of age, and I'm a beginner in the world of photography from Holland.
Recently I bought my first DSLR: a Sony Alpha a390. I wanted to learn more about the system and photography in general and so, after reading tons and tons of info, I'm beginning to grasp a little bit of what's technically and artistically important about photography. I visited a lot of forums and came to the conclusion this one has the most "mature" responding members of them all (not including the occasional rants
), so I joined.
I started wanted to get more out of my snapshots every time I travelled (one of my passions) to a foreign country and was captured by the beauty of nature and the landscapes of those places. I wanted to take that home with me, but was unable to with my photographic skills and equipment at the time. Finally, when visiting the beautiful island of Madeira last year, I was fed up with not being able to document the wonderful nature, land- and seascapes I have seen there. So this year, I decided to change all that and here I am
Luckily, as of yet, my girlfriend still supports me in the time I spend reading and learning about photography. My one true passion is playing music (trumpet in a big band), but photography is rising up there fast.
So, I hope I can learn a lot from being here and am looking forward to contributing where I can.
If anyone has some computer related problems, let me know. My boss says that knowing a lot about the damn things is what I get paid for