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I have been taking photographs since early 2000 when I went to the Grand Canyon and got hooked. At the time I was using a no-name film point-and-shoot camera. As time went on, I got frustrated with the amounts of shots that weren't what I wanted and the cost of developing the film. My husband bought me my first digital camera for Christmas in 2002, right before my first daughter was born. I was HOOKED (on both the camera AND my daughter). My first camera was a Olympus Camedia (3.2 megapixels). I used it like crazy but started desiring larger prints; my Olympus only printed up to 8x10 before becoming pixelated and grainy. My husband took the initiative once again and bought me my second digital camera in 2004, a Nikon Coolpix, also a point-and-shoot like the Olympus. It had 6.2 megapixels, and I could enjoy printing larger photos without the grain. I used this camera non-stop until this past Christmas, when my wonderful husband…

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  • Born on August 8
  • Joined December 21, 2006

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I have been taking photographs since early 2000 when I went to the Grand Canyon and got hooked. At the time I was using a no-name film point-and-shoot camera. As time went on, I got frustrated with the amounts of shots that weren't what I wanted and the cost of developing the film. My husband bought me my first digital camera for Christmas in 2002, right before my first daughter was born. I was HOOKED (on both the camera AND my daughter). My first camera was a Olympus Camedia (3.2 megapixels). I used it like crazy but started desiring larger prints; my Olympus only printed up to 8x10 before becoming pixelated and grainy. My husband took the initiative once again and bought me my second digital camera in 2004, a Nikon Coolpix, also a point-and-shoot like the Olympus. It had 6.2 megapixels, and I could enjoy printing larger photos without the grain. I used this camera non-stop until this past Christmas, when my wonderful husband came through yet again with my new Canon Rebel XTi. I had started to complain about the automatic settings on my Nikon; I wanted more control over my settings. With the XTi, I got that and more. Sure, there's increased megapixel size, but I wasn't intending to blow anything up to poster-sized. I take this camera with me everywhere; I also still keep the Nikon around for times when I'm afraid of damaging the Canon, like when we went to the beach. I was desperately terrified of getting sand in it, so I took the Nikon to the beach but used the Canon for the rest of our trip. I don't know that I'll ever be able to get rid of the Nikon; it's too easy to carry with the Canon!

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