Make Poverty History

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

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

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