Mr. Swiss was always ready for something new. He got himself a digi camera and I did not even know they existed. I think I was still helping the kids with their homework for school. So a few years later Mr. Swiss got himself a second digi camera and I asked what he is doing with the old camera. Of course, he said i can have it. Up to then the only photographs in my life were from various holidays, but taking photos, just for the sake of it? That was until I had my first digi hand-me-down camera from Mr. Swiss. I discovered not only do I not have to wait for the film to be developed at the chemists, but I could even upload my photos instantly to the computer.
My new hobby was born. I was taking photos everywhere. In the meanwhile I had even visited a camera course with my new Panasonic bridge camera and discovered that all the others had something called DSLR. I was really a bit naïve at the beginning. Although the teacher of the course was a good guy and showed me a lot of new stuff, but when the course was finished the seed for my next camera had been planted and a couple of months later I was the proud possessor of a Nikon D7000. As I was still a naïve beginner I bought a kit with two lens for near and far.
And today I am the lady with the wheelchair that travels with the camera. In the meanwhile I had bought a Nikon D3000 as it was a lighter model for taking photos on a daily basis. Mr. Swiss would drive the car and I would keep an eye on camera food (see photo).
Today I have two Nikon cameras, a zoom lens, micro lens and the usual basic lens.
I have a walker, but I need my wheelchair for longer distances as I can no longer walk unaided, but it has its advantages. I can sit in my wheelchair with my bag containing my heavy Nikon D7000 and my zoom lens. I no longer have to find support to stand and take a photo. Being a wheelchair candidate is not really fun, but everything has its silver lining somewhere.
Yes, my camera is not only my camera, but my friend.