Purpose of DerekRowley.com:
Way back when....
Initially as a high school student I wanted to learn HTML so I created a small (singe) webpage. I saw how easy it was to publish a picture for the whole world to see. I continued to post various pictures over the next few months. At the same time I became more interested in photograpy, giving me more pictures to share with friends and family. I started taking more and more pictures (non digital, but not tooooo many) then learned that traditional photography was toooooo expensive (for me). I looked into purchasing a digital camera but couldn't decide on one that I liked. Summer of 2000 came and I had decided that I wanted to capture our fun at Banks Lake, Wa. I purchased my first camcorder. It was one of the first MiniDV camcorders and also included a built-in digital still camera that saved the pictures to a Multi-Media Card (8 MB). Banks Lake was great but the camera didn't hold up, but the warranty allowed for a free replacement. I continued to use my camcorder at high school as a senior to record (on video and daily pictures) our fun moments as friends.
Finally about 1 year after High School Graduation I purchased my first digtal still camera, a Fuji S602Z. (3 Megapixels, 4 AA batteries, Compact Flash Card.) I hiked the
I am proud that I can honestly say that I have gotten more than average use out of all my cameras. While they didn't last long, they took many pictures!
Panasonic MiniDV Camcorder: 15,000+
Fuji S602z: 30,000+
Canon PowerShot A80: 13,000+
Canon PowerShot A620: 9,326
Canon 40D: 2,000+++++ (in first 17 days...)
Other Cameras Used:
Canon 10D - John Dubinsky's - Random - 2003 -2004
Canon 20D - My Dad's - Random 2006 - 2008
Nikon D80 - My Sister's - Used mostly for Alaska 2007
So what is the purpose??? To allow friends and family to remember and enjoy past memories.
Now, go to the archives and have some fun...