As someone who loves photography, I also have a casual interest in vintage cameras. I don’t have a collection of them, but always wished I could find some small camera from the 1950s. During a recent visit with my best friend, I spotted an object I hadn’t seen at her apartment before. Her husband’s friend had left an old model of a brand I’d never heard of in the world of capturing images on film. Check out this Yashica.
The difference between using camera models of past decades and those of today is interesting to me. That, along with the popularity of smartphone photography, allowing easy sharing on many apps featuring visual content. I post mobile snapshots onto Facebook, Instagram, Swarm, Twitter, Tumblr and occasionally, Foodspotting. Although I have a Canon Rebel, I’ve been taking a lot more photos on my iPhone in the past couple of years because of such apps. I wonder how long it’ll be before I have to upgrade my phone, which would mean more advanced camera power for iPhoneography. The overall visual art of photography has evolved so much in terms of what we use to capture what we see.
Just as it has with being a shutterbug, old and new has had an impact on my blogging habits as well. I’d been working on drafts for several posts about some local events and trips when I encountered a setback. My computer browser began to have update reminders and some websites didn’t work as easily, which led to recently posting via mobile blogging. Certainly a bit of an adjustment, going from an old way to new. It also reminds me of using a film camera, scanning photographic work and saving it onto a desktop computer. Blogging would’ve been a bit slower, but I love the creative processes of writing and photography.
Anyway, the photos I chose for each post are all ready to go, saved from phone to computer. However, the slightly out-of-date browser prevented me from using my blogging platform on my computer, the usual way I blog. With these blog post drafts being so photo heavy, I decided to delay publishing them because most images are buried way back in my phone’s album. One post is about a quick trip to Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania and I’d rather choose them from a larger screen, making sure I’m uploading the right ones. Another post is on a local car show and at least a few photos are only on my computer at this point. Both are subjects I enjoy blogging about and they can be transition posts as spring gets closer. It’ll be time to take in more of local area parks and any events to which they play host within surrounding nature.
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams
Happy Birthday to a favorite legendary photographer; I’ve always admired his black and white images of nature.