The collection of an eclectic photographer. Heather Prince EFIAP, MAPS
I was given a Kodak Brownie camera when I was 8 years old and haven’t stopped taking photos since. I am so fortunate to have grown up in a family of photographers who valued photography. With a series of cameras over the next 40 years or so, I have amassed a wonderful pictorial documentary of my family’s life.
In 2002 I bought my first digital camera, a little Nikon Coolpix and my brother gave me a program to ‘play’ with. It was called Photoshop. The rest is history. Over the next few years I experimented, learned and made a lot of mistakes. In 2005 I joined an online photo site called ADPOTD where my photographic education really began. I had thought I was a pretty hot photographer but I soon came crashing down to earth with a thud. I absorbed all the feedback and feasted on the wonderful photography there. My next turning point was joining Geelong Camera Club in 2009. I love my club, its camaraderie is priceless. During the years up to 2011 I travelled extensively and experienced the revelation and joy of travel photography.
From 2011 I have concentrated on my photographic and Photoshop skills. I have not settled on any particular genre of photography but I must confess that Altered Reality and compiled imagery is what I enjoy the most. Discovering Australia with my husband, Bob in our caravan, is my chosen travel experience now.
I started off with that little Nikon Coolpix and went through a progression of Nikons, getting bigger with each upgrade. In 2013 I bought my first Olympus mirrorless camera, attracted by its clear, sharp images and fabulous lenses. Several Olympus models later I discovered the amazing Fujifilm digital cameras. My first, the X 100T, fixed lens camera, remains to this day my favourite camera. It is pocket-size and delivers the most beautiful image and just perfect for street photography. I now have its big brother, the X-T3 with three lenses. Over the years I have discovered that you don’t need a swag of lenses and equipment. Just use what you have to the max.
I hope you enjoy my website. It is an eclectic collection, a bit like its eccentric creator.