Life is all about change!

by Lee Oliveira on June 2, 2011

Some of you might remember I did a post at the end of last year entitled “The last post for 2010… The real me“. In that story I mentioned how I got started and how a good friend lent me his camera to start doing my street style photography. After 1 year of I kept thinking to myself… what’s next? Even though I was getting some great shots with my Nikon camera, I knew it was time to upgrade.  So… I decided to buy a new camera. The crazy part about this story is I ended up buying a Canon. Yes, people told me I was crazy to switch brands as I had to learn a new operating system. You’re probably thinking the same.

Well, after one week using my new camera, I couldn’t be happier with it. From tomorrow you’re going to see an even better standard of photography than what you have been seeing with my 10 year old Nikon. My Nikon was good to me but it’s time to say goodbye and hello to my new Canon baby. The fact that I will be eating bread and water for the next year to pay for it is another story….haha

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What can I say! I’m crazy. My philosophy has always been ‘you need to keep challenging yourself in order to grow’.

I have some more exciting news for you as well. I will be attending Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week SS 2012. I am over the moon about this as I have never been to Berlin. If you have any tips for me, I’d be more than happy to hear about them.

After Berlin, I’ll have a quick stopover in Milan for a very important meeting. I can’t reveal anymore at this stage but I’m working on something quite big and will let you know when it all comes together.

As the Pointer Sisters once said… “I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control and I think I like it..”

Lee x

Ps. This photo was taken by another really good friend and photographer, Anthony (from ahphotography).

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Madison June 3, 2011

Lee you are have an amazing eye! can’t wait to see how even more remarkable your captures will be! Maybe one day I will bump into you on the streets! lol I can feel your excitement through this post! Congrats on your new step into a glorious future! -xo :)
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Beny Ricardo Sadewo June 3, 2011

ahhhh Lee, congrats of your Nu baby!!!! yah, its all about choices , i want to buy DSLR camera too, but sometimes when my eye stopping by Chanel bag, it was a difficult choice between both of them (DSLR or Chanel) i wish i could buy both at the same time,.. this is an inspire post i do loooove this thanks you ^^

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jess June 3, 2011

Ok, first I need to say- I told you Canon’s are amazing! I dont have one but will definately save up to convert from my Nikon.

Secondly i am so proud of you, you have exploded as a blogger here in Aus and o/s and you have been given opportunities that are well deserved! xxxxx

ps this guy in this pic looks fabulous! 😉
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Jelena June 3, 2011

Trust me hun u will pay it before u think, with such a talent!!!!;) And what a hottie u are, wow, hottest male among my lovely bloggers!!!!!:))
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Angela June 3, 2011

Yay new toy! love the Canon, so fantastic

A x
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Heather Fonseca June 3, 2011

My husband takes all my photos with a Canon rebel (plus numbers). He LOVES it. Have fun! (And I know what you mean about the bread and water. Sigh.)
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Mademoiselle Marie, street style June 3, 2011

you did so right to buy a Canon ;))) can’t wait to see your new pics with it!
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Shin June 3, 2011

Lee! I’m so happy for you! I was so inspired to read your story about how you get into photography and you really made me believe that anything is possible. You are a smart guy so I’m not surprised that you learned your new camera pretty quickly! Congratulations on going to Berlin! That’s so exciting! And a big project?! I can’t wait to hear about it! xoxoxoxoo

Sherin June 3, 2011

Yay on getting a new camera. Can’t wait to see your shots from it. And Berlin Fashion Week is going to be so much fun. We need you at London Fashion Week.
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Diane June 3, 2011

Can’t wait to see what’s to come with your new camera! I thoroughly enjoy visiting your blog each day. My morning eye candy! And of course I can’t wait to hear about the secret project…
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Bianca June 3, 2011

you deserve everything coming your way Lee you’re an incredible photographer and beyond inspiring blogger! so proud and so so happy for you hunni! cannot wait for the big reveal 😉

big love
B xxx
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Oh to Be a Muse June 3, 2011

looking good Lee! have fun at Berlin Fashion Week!

i have a Canon DSLR too and I’m still learning to use it!
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Monica - THE.closet June 4, 2011

A new camera for a streetstyle photographer (as a new netbook for a blogger) is like a newborn child! I’m sure your already excellent pictures will be even better now!

ediot June 4, 2011

sounds like a lot of fun. Berlin is amazing. love that city.
my tip is to hang out in Kreuzberg and Friedrichchain and hang in Mauerpark on sunday(s)
Im going to Paris soon, do you have any tips for me 😉
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Laura@Artfully Artista June 4, 2011

Congrats on the new camera, Berlin and the upcoming project it’s so amazing to see you going places!!!! Congrats on everything!!!!!
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Bec June 4, 2011

That bread and water is going to taste good when you see the great photos Canon will give you, haha! And then with the new nice photos you’ll have more opportunities and then you’ll be eating better :)

The Foolish Aesthete June 4, 2011

Congratulations! I know what you mean about a new camera changing everything. When I got my Canon a few months ago, I began a blog … I’m curious which one you got. I love mine (7D) but you probably got the even heavier duty Mark series? You already take beautiful pictures. Will look forward to even better ones! xx
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Hadassah Martes (Linton from London) June 4, 2011

I’m excited for you!! Congrats with the new Cam! Looking forward to even greater pics!
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Lyosha June 4, 2011

Congrats on you new cam! Hope it’ll bring you tons of joy to use and bring you even more awesome moments and people to shot! And happy birthday to your blog! And I love this shot of yours!
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Elle June 5, 2011

Congrats on it all! I know we’ll see you do manyyyy great things Lee!

fashion bucket. June 5, 2011

congrats lee on berlin fashion week – you really deserve it.

as for cameras canons are 100% better and more functional than nikons!

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Holly June 9, 2011

Kudos to you for taking chances! and congratulations.

Lisa L S June 15, 2011

I’m so excited to hear about your projects! I agree with you – you have to take a chance sometimes!
Good luck to you and congrats with a great camera! I’m super jealous! :-)

Big hugs from a boiling desert! Puh!

milanblogger June 30, 2011

love you this post and as a big fan o Nikon i can say you’ll do the “right thing” if you feel go for canon,the eos5 it’s an amazing camera.You can eat even sugar with bread and water,is chipless and at the same a good nutrinet(i’m kidding naturally),well!!!!glad to read you’ve realize yourself,and if you came to milan…….send you a PM,bye bye,hope to see you here……

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