I really enjoy photography, and this is the place where you can find my favorite photos. I fell in love with photography in high school after taking a photography course. I used a manual camera, and developed my own film and made black and white prints in a dark room.

I got my first digital camera sometime in the early 2000’s, when I was in college. I took pictures all the time with that camera. It was a 4.0 MP Olympus point and shoot with 3x optical zoom, and the memory card format is now obsolete. That camera died in 2008, and I got by with a little Casio 8 MP point and shoot until I was able to finally get a good camera in 2010.

I bought the Olympus E-PL1, a micro four-thirds camera, which has a large image sensor like a DSLR, but it doesn’t use mirrors and the image sensor isn’t quite as big as a typical DSLR sensor. But it takes great photos, leagues above a typical point and shoot. I picked the E-PL1 because it was only $600, had image stabilisation in the body, a built-in flash, and could shoot 720p HD video. The main drawback is that it doesn’t have physical dials for the manual controls.

In 2011, I bought a Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for my E-PL1, and it has made a great camera leaps and bounds better. Much better low light performance, better autofocus performance, and excellent shallow depth of field shots have made it my favorite lens.

Golden Gate Bridge

Duluth Lift Bridge
Duluth Lift Bridge. Taken in 2004 with my old Olympus point and shoot.
A cat drinking water
Cat Tongue
The IDS building
The IDS Tower, downtown Minneapolis


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