I think I’m one of the oddballs in professional photography. Unlike most of the working pros I’ve met, I’m among the few who came into this line of work from the corporate world. I spent 20 years holding roles in Multimedia Systems and Information Technology. During those years, photography was nothing more than a serious hobby, something that I enjoyed doing during my free time. In college, I took many photography classes while studying electronic engineering, but was never able to take off with it as a career. In the spring of 2010, I realized that I had exhausted the passion that I once had for my career in technology, so I made the jump to photography. I decided to leave the organization I worked for and pursue my dream of being a photojournalist. Since then, I've been working as a freelance photographer based in Vancouver, Canada, with a focus on sporting events. Some of my other assignments include corporate and theatre events, as well as weddings which I capture using a photojournalistic style.
The most important trait I look for in a camera is that it can track and focus quickly. When shooting sports, the moments come and go at lightning speed. The weight and size of the X-T1 allows me to capture the moments more easily as compared to larger DSLRs.