SayntMykl.com is the photography site of Michael John Simpson, aka SayntMykl of Los Angeles, CA. The purpose and intent of this site is to provide a forum for the various genres of my photography.
I've had an interest in photography since I was very young, influenced by my father, an avid amateur photographer. I started off using my grandmother's old Brownie and later, a kodak 110 to photograph family trips.
My dad bought me my first and only 35mm SLR camera for Christmas when I was 16, one of the RICOH SLR series with a Pentax lens mount. The next summer, he signed me up for a one-day photography class at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Apart from that, I've never had any formal training in photographic technique; everything else has been self-taught through taking thousands of photos.
My senior year, with my new camera in tow, I became a photographer for my high school newspaper. My journalistic career was cut short when my camera was stolen at an amusement park during spring break.
I went for about 12 years without a decent camera. In 2000, I bought a FujiFilm MX-1200 and launched into digital photography. It became glued to my hip and I started shooting anything I could get in front of me: friends, family, pets, flowers, landscapes, wildlife, cars; literally ANYTHING!
After a couple of years of hauling the Fuji everywhere I went, it started to fall apart, so in 2003, I bought a Nikon Coolpix 2100 and have been hooked on Nikons ever since!
Since 2003, I've shot over 68,000 photos and I plan to never quit.
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