I recently purchased a Nikon D60 upgrading 4.5 years of using my Canon PowerShot S70. My previous camera had was compact, but had some “advanced” features (aperture priority, shutter priority, etc.) that wasn’t found on other cameras. I hardly ever got really understand what all those things meant, so I kept using the thing in Auto mode.
Photography has always interested me ever since when I was a kid. I picked it up from my dad because he would always bring it everywhere we went or anything we did together as a family. I didn’t understand any of the concepts of photography back then, but the musicality of the device that magically captured moments of life (and light) on a tiny roll of film intrigued me.
This fascination with cameras and photography is almost genetic in my family. My oldest uncle on my dad’s side is a real, legitimate photographer. I remember I sometimes would have to stand for what seemed like an eternity holding a reflector so he could take a picture of my sister. When I wasn’t holding the reflector, I would often have to sit for a long time.