My fascination with photography started when I received my first camera, a Kodak Fiesta, on my 16th birthday. Later, while serving in the South African Anti-Aircraft Artillery, I bought my next camera (a Yashica Minister D viewfinder camera) from a fellow soldier who needed some cash. The Yashica and I had many happy travels around the Western Cape and beyond until I bought my first 35mm SLR – a Pentax K1000 – second-hand. Later I added another body, a 28mm wideangle lens and a 70-200mm zoom lens to my camera bag. These served me well through weddings, portrait shoots, portfolio work and even aerial and product photography.
My first serious digital camera was a Fuji Finepix S3000, followed by a DSLR (a Pentax *st DL). Nowadays I am using a Nikon D5100 and two lenses: an 18-55 and a 55-300.