Something I do, when I'm not out with my camera, is watch YouTube videos about photography, and it can get very easy to become fascinated by other photographer's cameras. "This camera can to this and that camera can do that!" It doesn't seem to matter if it is a film camera or the latest and greatest, the photographers can make their gear seem so appealing! But have you really explored your camera? Do you know all the features of your camera?
For instance, currently, there are a lot of photographers using film cameras. I, personally, choose not to use film (because I'm vegan), but I'm drawn to that style of photography. So, I learned that my camera works with old, vintage, manual lenses (as well as new manual lenses). I adapted a lens from a film camera to work with my Sony camera. Now, I have a lens in which I have control of the aperture on the ring and the focus on the ring--just like a film camera. I can chose to turn off my LCD screen, if I wish, and just use the viewfinder--no previewing what the pictures will look like.
Now, I know this isn't exactly the same as film, but it is close enough to solve my need for a new camera. My point is that I played with my camera. I explored its features and learned new things about it. I think too many times, we get bored with our cameras, before we've really even discovered all that they can do. We want to move on. I challenge to discover a new feature on your camera and learn how to use it. Go on YouTube and search for your cameras make and model. You'll be surprised at how many videos have been made with your camera. See what you can learn. That go out and have fun with what you have!
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.