The Sunday Post #105: Where it Started

Photos from 2005

Recently, I was turned on to a pretty keen app for the mac by Jason. It will let you download all of you flickr photos. Pretty keen, right? Not only will it let you download them all, it will let you download only those photos not in sets. Brilliant!

Photography over the years

From what I can tell, I started my Flickr account way back in 2005. I didn’t even own a digital camera at the time, but was using it to share photos that I took with my Motorola Razr and LG Env. Here comes the magic. Click any of the collages for a larger version.

Amazing. At the time, I was sharing photos for no other reason than to share. I wasn’t paying attention to how they turned out, proper framing of shots or anything. Just point, and shoot.

Moving forward to 2006, things really aren’t that much better.

Still stuck with a crappy camera phone my photos didn’t really improve much here. Enter 2007 and my purchase of the Panasonic DMC-TZ3.

Photos definitely getting better with the introduction of a ‘real’ camera into my bag. I start to pay attention to what I’m shooting, trying to get good shots.

Finally for today is the 2008 collage.

My camera got a real workout this year! All over the US for MINI Takes the States, AMVIV and a host of other opportunites to just take photos.

While I still shoot with the Panasonic, I have now moved into shooting with a DSLR whenever possible (it’s an older Canon Rebel). Not only that, but I have also upgraded from the crappy VGA camera on the Razr to the 3.1 camera on the Blackberry (best feature of any Blackberry, if you ask me, is the camera) to the 8.0MP camera on the Droid Incredible (not as good as the BB).

I still don’t think of myself as a photographer, but it’s nice to know that I’ve gotten to the point where I can count that as part of my skill set. None of my stuff is ever going to show up in print, but for my purposes I think I do ok.

And, if you are curious, here is my first Flickr photo. And you can find the app, called PhotoGrabbr, here.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at, host at and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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