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The First Step Is To Admit You Have A Problem

Hi there. My name is David and I’m a kit-a-holic.

It started out with the basic stuff. My trusty Konica Minolta. But the zoom was just to powerful and pretty quickly I wanted more. I remember my first tripod. God, that felt so good.

I managed to find some basic post-processing software. You know, the kind of stuff you get for free from Google. But it didn’t last.

Next thing I know I was buying software – I wasn’t ready for Photoshop then, and I couldn’t afford it, so I went for the cheap stuff… Microsoft. Toxic stuff, but enough to open up a whole new world for me. Suddenly, anything was possible.

I joined Flickr. That became an addiction in itself. I felt normal for a while, but soon I needed more and then Craig Shillington introduced me to Red Bubble.

Now I’m doing both.

And I can’t keep off the web. I keep going to dpreview looking for the latest reviews. Still looking at bridge cameras – I daren’t try an SLR, not with all those oh-so-tempting lenses. But there’s so many out there – the Fujis, the Canons, the Sonys all shiny and seductive. I want them all.

And I’ll do anything to get one. I’ve just entered the Red Bubble Photo Competition to try and win the Canon 400D. God help me if I actually succeed.

Right now, I’m desperate for a monopod. I took the camera to the cricket the other day and all I could see was the professional journos with their fancy cameras and laptops.

But there is hope and you can help. I am involved in a Music Therapy programme which aims to set people free from their addiction to photography. Ten percent of all sales on this site will go towards much needed equipment for my guitar. Eventually, I’ll have enough for this Digitech multi-effects box I’ve got my eye on, and then there’s this software package I’ll be needing, and that new capo…

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