As a kid growing up I played with cameras from time to time. My great-grandmother gave me an old box camera and a compact point and shoot. When I went to Peace Corps I decided I wanted something to document my stay. I bought a Minolta 35mm film camera and a telephoto lens. I kept the setting on “P” most of the time. Now twenty some odd years later I’m attempting to learn how to use a camera. I bought a Pentax K-x a few weeks ago and have pretty much been shooting on manual since.  I ran across an article recently about the “A Photo a Day” project.  It sounded like a good idea, so I’m going to attempt it.  I know it won’t be easy, but if I stick with it, I should become a better photographer during the project.  The only rule I’m going to make for myself is I must take at least one picture a day.  It can be with any camera, any subject and any style.  I’ll try to post a photo each day to this blog, but there may be times when I’m not around a computer or just don’t have time, and I’ll have to post them later.  If you happen by this blog, I’m sure in a few months I’ll be needing some encouragement, so feel free to comment.  I’m trying to learn, so critiques are welcome.

Current Kit:

  • Camera
    • Pentax K-x
    • Pentax K-7
    • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax Lenses
    • Primes
      • smc Pentax-DA 15mm 1:4 AL ED Limited
      • smc Pentax-DA 21mm 1:3.2 AL Limited
      • smc Pentax-FA 31mm 1.8 AL Limited
      • smc Pentax-A 28mm 1:2.8
      • smc Pentax-M 50mm 1:1.7
      • smc Pentax-A 50mm 1:1.7
      • smc Pentax DA * 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
    • Zooms
      • smc Pentax DAL 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL
      • smc Pentax-DA 1:3.5-5.6 18-135mm ED AL [IF] DC WR
      • smc Pentax DA * 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
      • smc Pentax-DAL 1:4-5.8 55-300mm ED
    • Adapters
      • smc Pentax-F 1.7 AF Adapter
  • Other Lens Brands
    • Primes
      • Chinar MC 35mm 1:2.8
      • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 (M42)
      • Vivitar 100mm 1:2.8 MC 1:1 Macro Telephoto
      • Jupiter-37A 135mm F3.5 (M42)
    • Zooms
      • Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
      • Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di [IF]
      • Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 II APO EX DC
    • Adapters
      • Raynox DCR-150 Macro
  • Camera Supports
    • Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod
    • Manfrotto 804RC2 Pan/Tilt Head
    • Manfrotto 680B Monopod
    • Manfrotto 234RC Monopod Quick Release Head
    • Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column
  • Bag
    • Lowepro Fastpack 350

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