Good day, and let me start with a short introduction of who I am.
Where do I come From
My name is Anna Shtraus, I am from Russia (technically from USSR, but it is a long story) and I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One can describe me as a person who suffers from travel addiction, but in fact, I don’t suffer, however, my wallet does, while I am quite enjoying this state of affairs.
My Photography Journey
I always enjoyed photographing things, since I remember myself, and around 2006 I had my first point-and-shoot camera that my parents have generously bought for me. I have explored all the creative functions of that little camera, mostly documenting changing seasons and life around me. In 2009 with my first salary from my corporate job, I bought a Canon 1100D with a kit lens and started learning about aperture, shutter speed, and other essential elements of picture making.
I have been fiddling with the buttons of different cameras for quite some years now, being a long-term Canon user, both DSLRs and mirrorless. I used different cameras from Fujifilm system, I also own a few film cameras from Pentax and Olympus, and enjoy developing film at home. My new street photography friend is Ricoh GR3x, and of course, the iPhone of somewhat a modern model.
I believe in positive thinking, in loving what you do, doing what you love, and in beauty hidden everywhere. I try to live with passion and show the beauty of the light through my camera lens.
Thank you for stopping by and let’s enjoy what the world has to offer together.