Without further ado…

I present: Scenic Squirrel!

A new photo taken by me is uploaded every day! Subscribe and stuff. I’m intending to use this as my main photography site now, so soon you’ll start seeing pics that don’t appear on my Flickr. Enjoy!

Sunsets

Are awesome.

Timelapse

Watching Baraka again the other night inspired me to give some timelapse photography a shot with the 500D. Here’s the result:

Shot out my bedroom window at around 9pm, using a 2.5s exposure every 5s. 600 total shots. Worked pretty well, I think!

Photography

I’ve always been interested in photography. I can remember getting my hands on my first disposable camera (which I promptly filled with photos of my cat), to my first film camera when I was about 8, and my first crappy digital camera at around 15. From the very beginning, I had a tendency to try to capture the world around me in unusual or interesting ways, where most people would be just taking snapshots of people. I even largely taught myself all the basic principles of photography, from aperture, to film sensitivity, to exposure time.

Of course, there is only so much that you can do with a basic digital camera, and the more I saw amazing photography around me, the more I wanted in on the action. I had all the knowledge I needed, but I didn’t have a camera good enough to apply this knowledge to. And so recently I purchased myself a Canon EOS 500D with a basic kit zoom lens. I’ve been going a little crazy taking photos of anything and everything, and having a blast doing so. It’s also amazing for taking photos in low light at BBQs, parties, and the like – when I can be bothered carrying it.

I may well end up uploading a few photos here from time to time.