Who am I?  I’m a project manager by day and I am a photographer, well, every chance I get.  I have enjoyed this hobby of photography since I got my first Vivitar 110 camera when I was a kid.  I didn’t get more serious about the hobby until my first Canon SLR that I pretty much took over from my father.  When I outgrew the Canon I made the switch to Nikon gear and bought my first auto focus SLR.  When digital rolled around, I started out small with a point and shoot from Olympus.  It was ok, but I loved my SLR and this little digital thing seemed like nothing but a toy.  Once Nikon announced the D100, I bought it.  It was all kinds of awesome and I used it for years.  I upgraded to the D7000 and loved it too, but there was a lot of chatter about micro four thirds and how compact and portable they were.  I took the plunge and bought my first Olympus.  While I liked it, the EVF wasn’t the greatest and I still wasn’t convinced that this format was for me.  I used it for fun and brought it along as a backup to my Nikon.  Over time, I kept hearing more and more chatter about the Olympus OM-D E-M5. I decided to check it out at my local camera shop (yes, I still shop local when I can) and they had a used one.  The cost savings buying used lured me into a purchase.  After just a month or two of use, I knew this hit the sweet spot for me and I became hooked on Olympus. I had more fun with this camera than I recall having with any other.  I now have a few Olympus bodies and an array of lenses and have never looked back.  

I love gear, but above all else, I love making photos.  I love the way a camera feels in my hand and  the sound the shutter makes when you capture your image.  I love everything about it and that is the purpose of this site. It's a platform for me to share my experiences, my favorite photo websites, favorite podcasts, tips and trips I learned along the way, etc. Aside from my love of camera bodies and lenses, I have an obsession with camera bags.  Suffice to say I have more than a few, so expect to read about the ones I have and why I love them.  I will also write reviews and even produce a few video reviews of my gear.

I don’t profess to know everything about photography, I’m just an enthusiast, not a professional.  But, my hope is that sharing what I have learned from other photographers and through my own self discovery, you might find something of interest here. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this far and I hope you enjoy the site.

Vickie