Photography: My Camera Journey and Print Shop

I’ve finally opened my own print shop (check it out here.) I’ve been into photography for almost as long as I can remember. My first camera was a purple Samsung Spectrum 20. I loved it so much, because it was one of my favorite colors and you could see its guts, which was fascinating to me.

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Product Image 1 - Vintage Rare Samsung Spectrum 20 photography
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As I grew, so did my taste in cameras. As a teenager I transitioned to the Fujifilm FinePix S Series S1000fd: https://amzn.to/3psAALP

Amazon.com : Fujifilm FinePix S Series S1000fd 10.0 MP Digital Camera -  Black : Point And Shoot Digital Cameras : Camera & Photo

I was over the moon about this camera for the longest time. Until I started going to shows, and made some real photographer friends…that’s when I realized my little Fujifilm wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

So, I moved on…to my first dSLR camera- Canon Rebel T1i: https://amzn.to/3t7qH8E

Amazon.com : Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with  3-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens : Canon Xti : Camera & Photo

I was blown away by this camera. Every picture I took was the best picture ever (in my mind)…but I still wasn’t satisfied. I knew in my heart that I wanted the Canon 5D Mark III, I Just wasn’t ready to pay the price tag for it.

A few years go by and my Rebel T1i is starting to show some wear and tear, cracked screen…amongst other minor things. Around that same time I happened to get approved for a Best Buy credit card with a pretty hefty limit.

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…so guess what I bought with it…

My dream camera Canon 5D Mark III : https://amzn.to/2KW2PDJ

Amazon.com : Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR  Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens : Camera & Photography

After getting the camera of my dreams, ironically I fell away from photography, even though this was/is in my eyes, the perfect camera…I just wasn’t inspired anymore. Photography had lost its spark.

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Good news though! The spark has been reignited in me.

For years people have been telling me I should sell prints of my photos, and even though I wanted to I sort of always just blew off the idea… “Yeah, one day I will I’d tell them; or “I’m working on it” when I most definitely was not working on it at all.

I finally did it! I opened a print shop.

pastel farris wheel ride photography

Check it out here. (Both photos featured in this post are available now.)

I will be adding new photos often, and I’ll let you guys know when new prints are available in my store. If you like what you see please feel free to share this blog post with your friends.

-laurenmikael

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