Although I have always enjoyed taking pictures and am popular with my husband for always carrying my camera when we go outdoors, photography has only recently become my passion!
I just happened to take a 10 day intensive course in photography, in June at the School of Fototechnik,Patel Nagar. It was a consecutive 10 day course, meaning having to sacrifice 2 weekends (which, initially didn't seem like a great idea and was making me lean towards not signing up for the course). After some back-and-forth on the idea, I decided to sign up, more so because, the intensive program is held only once a year, at the School of Fototechnik and the other option that remained with me was a regular 6 months program, which to me seemed a difficult and a longer commitment to make and fulfill. Thinking in those terms, sacrificing weekends eventually, didn't seem that bad!
At that time, I possessed, "Sony cybershot", a point and shoot camera, which, is what I took to my class the first day. Anyhow, the photography schools and professional photographers don't have a high opinion about digital point and shoot cameras with respect to their ability to take good pictures, so I borrowed a DSLR (the recommended camera) from a close friend, for my shoots during the course.
The course was a good introduction to technicalities like depth of field, exposure, aperture, shutter speed etc. along with a nice introduction to handling a DSLR. I enjoyed all my classes especially the ones in which we were shooting! :)
So, now my latest possession is a "Nikon D80" with an 18-200 lens and I took it for it's first shoot today, to Humayun's Tomb!
Though I was born and brought up in Delhi, I had never visited Humayun's tomb before, which I must say is a beautiful site for photography. I guess with my newly found passion, I will be discovering the city all over again!