Hi I'm Dru, and thanks for visiting my website! I've decided to create this blog in order to keep visitors up to date with my photography and provide some lessons which I found useful when I was learning photography. I'm still learning though! I'll also post a photograph that I've taken and talk through how I took it, what settings and equipment I used and what I was trying to capture. Hopefully it will inspire you to get out with your camera and take something similar!
So as this is the first ever blog entry I should start with a bit of background about me. I was born in 1985 in Northumberland, England, I grew up on a farm, with my mam, dad and sister - the latter two are both also keen photographers. I was the last to get into photography, I graduated from Newcastle University in 2007 with a degree in Human Genetics with the intention to start a PhD as soon as possible. This turned out to be a year later and in the mean time I had nothing to learn, after going my whole life learning something, whether I wanted to be taught or not!
So it was in 2007 that I got my first dSLR and I started to take photography seriously. My Olympus E410 twin lens kit (which I still have!) proved to be a great starting point. I had a 17.5-45mm and a 40-150mm lens to start off with. I subsequently bought more lenses and cameras and now shoot with an Olympus E30 with a variety of Olympus HG glass, and LEE filters. I'm a landscape photographer, I know that, but if I had to pick a lens that I loved the most it would be my 50mm f2 prime lens which I used to take the above photograph. It is absolute perfection, it is so sharp and there is zero distortion to it. I love it.
Well that's a brief insight into the start of my photography, keep calling back and hopefully I'll help you get the bug.
(You can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drudoddphotography)