Who is eddym?
I’m Eddy Mason and I live in the village of Koitiata which is adjacent to Turakina Beach. I simply enjoy living an at-the-beach-life, having a good camera and taking photos, and don’t consider myself as qualifying to have a photographer label. This current and totally satisfying life out on the edge, has been going on now since the beginning of 2004.
I’ve always had a creative capturing-visual-things capability, whether with a pencil or pen or camera. It all revolves around the seeing. Just simply use a camera to try to capture what I see and create a visual record. I don’t set out to take the great shot, not into tech camera stuff, just a point, shoot, and process bloke. Go to the beach and if something looks interesting or challenging to capture, and I have the camera with me, click, click, click and the best of British.
The camera thing started when I was a teenager and often borrowing my mother’s camera. It was one of those fold out 1940’s Agfa models. My grandfather was into photography, and my oldest son is also, so it’s a hereditary thing. I must do it whether I want to or not!
I went through the Kodak Instamatic stage until the big step up to SLR with a Canon EOS 650 in 1987. Then digital arrived and I just had to have the new Canon EOS 300D in 2003. I was hooked on the digital technology and the connection between computer and camera. That camera kept me happy until I upgraded to my current Canon 80D in mid-2016.
Now it’s all digital everywhere, people are even using telephones to create portrait shaped landscape photos. I’ve been into doing computer stuff for 30+ years, so the photo tuning bits, after downloading the camera’s files, are a challenging and satisfying extension of being over on the beach doing the clicking camera thing. It’s on the computer screen that the colours and shapes come to life.
I have also created and built a few web sites for the community and friends, which included doing all of the photography. That led to numerous suggestions being made that I should do a web site for myself and share some of my photos. So, after a long sifting process through a library containing 20 years of files with 8000 photos, I’m now sharing those that I consider to be, mmm … that’s not a bad shot.
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