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Hello World from 8dcphotography.co.uk

Little ole me

Little ole me

A quick hello to the interweb from 8Dcphotography.co.uk.  I’ll shortly add further entries but wanted to first introduce myself and explain a little about what I aim to cover on my blog over the coming days, months and years.

First off, the facts.  My name is Andy, I’m a Lancastrian living in Coulsdon (near London) in the UK and amongst other things have a developing passion for all things photography, hence this blog.  My interest in photography initially started as a teenager and over the years this interest has decreased and increased as different hobbies and distractions have influenced my life.  One thing however that I noticed a few years ago is that for some reason, probably unconsciously I kept going back to my photography as a core interest.  So with this in mind I decided to take my hobby more seriously and invested in my first Digital SLR back in 2011.  Having owned numerous digital cameras and having a film SLR when I was a teenager I’d come to realise that the only way to get really creative and have full control over your photography was to go down the DSLR route.  I’d previously owned an early Canon Powershot G2 which really started to re-ignite my passion for photography but ultimately I was set on taking the leap into DSLRs.

So my first investment, after a lot of research, was the Canon EOS 550d (T2i) a very capable crop factor entry-level DSLR camera.  Having thoroughly genned up on the manual I set off into the world to take me some pics and that as they say is the start of my story.

Two years later and I’m loving it.  I’ve added some “decent glass” to my collection,  had some of my photo’s published and built up a vast collection and array of images… some better than others!! which are published on Flickr and now my recently launched site www.8dcphotography.co.uk

So, what’s next I hear you say.  In my next blog I plan to talk about this year’s voyage of discovery, that is my 365 Project e.g. publish a photo per day for every day in 2013.  I’ll talk about my feelings on approaching a 365 project and what I think I’ve gained so-far.

Also, after owning my EOS 550D for over two years now, and being very well served by it I’ve recently upgraded to the long awaited EOS 70D so as I’m sure many of you Canon fanboys will appreciate I plan to write a mini review and my first thoughts on Canon’s latest DSLR model.

Happy reading everybody please feel free to check-out my new Site and Flickr photostream and I’ll be back soon with more blogging.