Photo Essay

Have Camera Will Travel

Have Camera Will Travel

I started taking an interest in taking photos when we took our first trip to Europe with 7 Foreign Language students from the school we were teaching in, Westerly High School. Our first digital camera, the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S50 was slightly more than 1 MB. By 2007 I was looking for a DSLR because the delay taking a photo with the Sony was such that I'd miss action shots.

Our first DSLR, the Canon 350D camera (better known as the Rebel XT) came with Canon's standard EF 18-55mm lens which had very little zoom capability. Within a year I had replaced it with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens.

I was not too happy stitching photos together to create a panorama so I purchased a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V camera to allow me to take panorama photos. I also have an iPad and iPhone that have iSight cameras capable of taking panorama photos.

Recently I've replaced that lens on my Canon 350D with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens while at the same time purchasing the Canon 60D with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.

This photo essay contains photos I've taken with each of these cameras and lenses along with a few taken by disposable cameras.

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9 responses

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Oct 2012):

    I love this story & variety of images! Thanks for sharing, John!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag said (25 Oct 2012):

    my vote! lovely story John.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (25 Oct 2012):

    John, awesome story, and wonderful images, vote sure !!! thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (27 Oct 2012):

    Great essay of your photography journey. Sure gets my votes.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (28 Oct 2012):

    Bravo John, beautiful story!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (30 Oct 2012):

    Love the story, voted!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful story and wonderful images ! Voted !

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Apr 2013):

    awesome captures, John!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 May 2014):

    Interesting story and excellent pictures...Voting!

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