I started my interest in photography around the end of 2016. I used my phone to take a lot of pictures but it never really made sense how the photo was made and it took almost no understanding of photography to use my phone. I eventually found my dad's old Pentax K1000 film camera. The film taught me the basic understanding of how to use a camera and the skill of not blasting off thousands of shots at a time. After about 2 months of photographing with film, I finally decided it was time to get my first DSLR. I searched all around for a good camera for about a month. When I was first looking at my first DSLR I saw the Canon EOS 80D. I knew that was the camera I wanted, but it was too much at the time and finally settled on a camera that was affordable. I got a Canon EOS Rebel T5 that Christmas. I loved that camera for a long time and took it almost everywhere I could. But after about a year I knew about everything about the camera and it became a little too limited for me. So I got some money together and I bought a new Camera. I had bought the Canon EOS 80D, the camera I always wanted. I still had some extra money though so I naturally did what I always wanted to do, I bought my first L lens. I bought the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L. The lens is almost always on my camera and it's rarely seen off the 80D. After I bought the new gear, my interest in photography went to a whole new level and I quickly started to learn new techniques and ways to improve at a rate I didn't even know was possible. I will take my camera almost everywhere I go now and love to get out and shoot. My 80D is always going to be with me. But the one thing I will always have in my camera bag is my Pentax K1000, the camera that got me into photography.