Make Poverty History
About::

This is where you'd expect to read about me, right?

I was born in Ahvaz / Iran in 1969 and spent most of my childhood in various cities of Iran. From Ahvaz to Bandar Abbas, to Abadan, and Tehran, where I remained until the age of 13. After which in 1982 my family and I made the move to London, where I live and work now.

Ever since young age, I've played around with cameras and taken pictures of just about everything. This I blame on my father. He introduced me to cameras by sticking a lens in my face at any given opportunity. His first SLR cameras were a Pentax Spotmatic, and a Minolta X-700, which he still has, but they've seen better days. These were my cameras for a while, whilst growing up here in London. Strangely enough, I never learned anything about focal lengths, aperture or shutter speed with any of these two. I found myself needing to know all this when I bought my first dSLR.

I Love photography and everything that comes with it. Bought my first digital camera back in 2000, the Kodak DC290 2 mega pixel camera. This was a dream camera to use, and had some amazing features. I find even to this day that I am amazed at the quality of images it produced. After that, I bought a Sony DSC-P93 Cybershot, and I was most disappointed with the image quality. At 6 mega pixel, I was expecting to be dazzled.

I was fortunate enough to buy my very first digital SLR, the Canon EOS 350D, which was a great leap and meant I didn't have to put up with point and shoot digital cameras. Took some time to learn the features and all about lenses, and I realised after using it for a while that it was too small for my hands, and I needed something bigger. Which is why I sold it and now I have a Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 40D

I've really enjoyed my journey through cameras. It has been such a huge learning process and I've loved every minute of it. Even when I forget to set the ISO back to 100, from 3200. It's all good, as they say.

Boback, that's me!

Software used:
Apple Aperture 3.0
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Kekus LensFix CI lens correction
Modified version of Pixelpost photoblog

Equipment:
Apple 27" iMac Core i7
Apple 11" Macbook Air Core i7
Canon EOS 60D
Canon Speedlite 430EX flash

Manfrotto 718B (tripod)
Manfrotto 679B (monopod)
Lowepro SlingShot 200AW Camera bag


Lenses:
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM