I've always had such an interest in photography and pictures.
To me there is something so fascinating about a moment captured in time - especially vintage photos.
A photograph is not only visual, but also contains an energy that you can feel.
And it’s odd, for as much as I love photography, I have never felt the desire to take a formal class. I will sometimes read books on the subject, however, I learn best by just doing and figuring it out on my own. It’s the same with how I learned to customize the HTML and CSS code within my blog - trial and error.
I also enjoy learning by listening to and following my intuition.
I’ve only had four cameras in my life. I will get a camera, learn how to use it, then upgrade to another camera; learning more.
Here was my very first. Could you just DIE?
|A Kodak Polaroid Swinger|
My mother bought me this same camera for Christmas when I was about 13-years old. She also bought me four Polaroid film cartridges, all of which I used to take pictures of my younger brother, Tom. However, my mother eventually got so tired seeing pictures only of him, she finally said, “Ronnie..can you PLEASE take some pictures other than your brother???”
Back in the ‘90’s, I purchased this camera (which I still have).
|An Olympus Infinity Zoom 210|
This is actually a great film camera that takes fantastic photos.
When digital cameras first came out, I was resistant to getting one because the whole idea of taking photographs without film; viewing them on a computer monitor seemed so cold. I preferred actually touching and holding a photograph. And I still do.
Although, 2 ½ years ago, I gave in and bought my first digital camera.
|A Nikon CoolPix L22|
This is pretty much a point and shoot, but man, does it take some awesome photos. I learned a lot from this little camera but felt myself craving something more advanced, which would allow me to control the camera.
So this month I did some research (with the help of my friend Val), and finally decided on this one, which I just got last Friday.
*doing the happy dance*
|A Canon Power Shot SX 160 IS|
I’ve only had a few days to play around with it, but I am VERY happy with my choice! You can’t believe the powerful optical ZOOM this camera has. And the photographs are sharp and crystal clear. It also has a manual setting so that I will learn more about the technicality of photography.
Lately, my creative muse is beckoning me towards expressing what I see through my eyes and photography. So I may be adding a mid-week post in which I simply share a single photograph I’ve taken.
I have no idea where all this is leading me, but I’m just going to flow with it and enjoy the creative ride.
Which by the way, today I'm heading out on another day trip with Val. I will also be meeting up with another blogging friend, Rob, who I can’t wait to finally talk with in person!
I won’t be getting back to Philly until late, so I'll be responding to comments and visiting your fabulous blogs either tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding everyone...x
Have a SUPER Monday and week!
Rerun: Here is a crazy video I made 3 years ago. Many of you have already seen it, but some not. Enjoy...