Only photo I have on my laptop right now
Ok here goes
I'm Steve, 27 and I'm from the wintry north (Canada
). I've lived all over the world, and most recently spent 5 years in Europe where I really got hooked on photography. I joined DSLReports over 10 years ago to tweak my DSL, and a few years back found this part of the forums.
While I was living in Europe for school I was doing a lot of traveling and noticed I wasn't really happy with the photos I was getting with my little point and shoot camera. A few weeks later I ordered a brand new 20D and 17-85mm lens. Withing a few weeks of shooting with it I was hooked for life.
A few months went by and people started commenting on my photos. I got a call from a magazine asking if I'd cover an event for them and I said sure. That one event led to me eventually getting hired by the second largest newspaper in the country, and AFP for some time. I realized after a few years that news photography wasn't for me, and moved on to other things.
Now after quitting my computer related job near the end of last year I'm doing photography full time again. I'm currently on the lookout for a new live/work studio in downtown Toronto to call home base. At this point I'm mainly shooting commercial/product/advertising/people and a few weddings thrown in for good measure.
I just got a new (used) phase one back for my Mamiya RZ and I'm really loving the old school feel and mechanics of shooting with it.
Not sure what else to write about so I will tag DavisPhotog