History of LightPress
At age 21, I received my very first manual camera as a gift from an ex-boyfriend. I learned about light meters, aperture, and shutter speed with it. Some of my favorite B&W pictures were taken with it (first roll of B&W). I went everywhere with it strapped around one shoulder on my back. It was made of steel, not only was it heavy to carry for long trips, it also hurt like hell hitting me on the head whenever I bent over to tie my shoe lace. Six years later, as a personal gift to myself, I purchased my first digital SLR, (a Canon Rebel XT). Then I purchased another one three years after that. My cameras have become my best travel companions. I rely on pictures to recall the best time of my life. The passion for photography just grew and grew, partially thanks to the wonderful friends that let me harass them at inconvenient moments, their support, inspiration, and appreciation.
People say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say it’s worth a million more with words. I started writing blogs as a morning warm up for my PhD thesis. Then it became another outlet for creativity. Then it became an addiction. Sometimes, I write about stories, events that happen in the pictures, ideas inspired by the pictures, or sometimes, they have no relations whatsoever. Sometimes I talk about the technical aspects of photography. Recently, I started to write poems (maybe to avoid following English grammar). It’s a personal blog that I keep for my personal pleasure. I hope that it ultimately inspires in people beauty, ideas, happiness, love for photography and life.
Copyright to my pictures is specified by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs 2.0. The pictures are free to share, copy, display for non-commercial purposes only. Please credit me for the work. Also, please do not alter the work without my permission. Contact me for high resolution prints or if you wish to pay for use.