For the Love of the Moon (Moon/Sun Photography)
by Sasa Lin
Sasa started photography at the end of 2014 when her husband bought her a first ever camera, a Sony rx100 m3 point-and-shoot camera. In the beginning her interest was mainly focused on local landscapes. Her goal was to show the beauty of her surroundings ignored by others. She was self-taught, learning photography by a lot of practice. When she ran into a technical issue, google and youtube were and still are her best teachers. Pretty soon, she switched to use Fuji-film Xt-2, then xpro2 and xt-3. She loved the light and vivid color of fuji-film.
When Nikon D850 came out, Sasa switched to Nikon. It was not until she bought Nikkor 500mmPF lens in May 2019, that she started taking wildlife pictures, and became addicted to wildlife photography.
At the beginning of the covid pandemic, a friend took Sasa to photograph the moonrise over the Empire State Building where she fell in love with moon photography and has been chasing the moon and sun since.
Sasa was born in China, came to US to attend graduate school in 1992. Her undergraduate and graduate education was Biology, later she switched her career to become a software engineer. She decided to retire early in 2021, to pursuit her passion for photography full time.