I've been interested in photography for many years but have mainly used point and shoot cameras.  In late 2011 I finally purchased my very first DSLR and now it's time to learn how to use it.


New Website: Photography by Vince Collins

I recently created a site that allows me to share my photos of events with the ability for parents to download copies.  Currently it has mostly sporting events my kids have competed in.

Visit it here: www.reallocal.com/photography



I've been playing around with tumblr for a bit now and have uploaded some fun, cool or interesting photos on my tumblr site



Gile Pond Project

Last year I created a photo project where I take a photo every day I pass by Gile Pond.


Warner Fall Foliage Festival Photo Contest

I recently entered a few photos into a contest held by the Warner Fall Foliage Festival.  View the photos here that were taken with my new Pentax K-r.  I took 3rd on one of them.  Can you guess which one?


My Camera - Pentax K-r

I purchased a Pentax K r in Sept 2011.  I was excited for it to arrive.  Both of my daughters play indoor and outdoor soccer.  This camera has received RAVE reviews, especially for the price point for what you get.  It's known for great low-light preformance and fast focusing.  Also the 6 frames per second burst speed is awesome!  I was on the fence between getting the kit with the 200mm lens for $50 less thinking that I might prefer the smaller profile for carrying around but in the end, I didn't want to regret not having enough zoom in a pinch.  Below is the screen shot of the exact kit I purchased for $709 Sept 27th, 2011 from Amazon.

The only thing that I regret is not purchasing this sooner.  Our family loves the photos I'm taking with it.

The Kit I Purchased for $709 (price may change) from Amazon.com

Pentax K-r 12.4 MP Digital SLR Camera (Black)
Pentax 18-55mm f/2.5-5.6 lens
Pentax 55-300mm f/4-5.8 lens