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“What kind of camera do you use?”

That’s something I hear often.  Honestly, I have a Canon Rebel because they were cheaper than a Nikon and, I like the thought of having a Rebel.  Remember back in the day, when Andre Agassi promoted Rebels?  No?  I’m old. 

I was having a conversation with Ryan, my Clinical Instructor and we both take photos and both said that “What camera do you use?” is a very common question.  We both have similar cameras (they aren’t 300mpix, we didn’t pay an arm and a leg and a few toes off the other foot) and we agreed, the best camera is the one you have with you. 

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Taken with a disposable camera, and scanned a few years ago.  Not sure how it came out so well, but it did. 


I had this really small, really cool digital camera.  It was a big megapixal.  ONE!  This is the sunset behind the old fire station in Grand Isle, where I lived for 10  years.  I love the sky and the sun and silhouettes. 

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I think this was the 1st “good” picture I ever took.  With a cheap 110 camera.  This was scanned years ago.  I was driving my mom’s old “bomb” a Delta 88 along the lake road, pulled over and snapped the shot.  I only developed it months later. 


Dutch.  Jules took this picture with a point and shoot film camera.  Printed and scanned. 

Does that mean I have an eye for taking pictures?  I guess it does.  Does it mean I’m a better photographer than Joe Blow down the street?  Nope.  I just take “good” pictures.  I enjoy snapping pictures.  It’s fun.  If it ever feels like a job, well, then I’ll stop.  I’ve taken some stellar pictures with my cell phone because that’s the camera I had on me.  So over my time “away” from home I’m going to post some of my favorite pictures.  Some are good because they are just good, some are faves because of the story behind them.


Comments on: "Photography–It’s Not ALL About the Camera" (1)

  1. Jan…thank you sincerely! I love taking pics ever since I was probably 10. Had my one and only photo class prob when I was 12 and got to develop 110. I love taking pictures. I’m the picture crazy lady. How can you not have enough?!? I was considering in investing in a SLR, but had no clue how to start and getting the most for your money! I want to grab my Dad’s old 35mm with uber lens and start taking black & whites just take a day and shoot. Grab and shoot. You’ve inspired me more to do just that! I think I’ll take a walk into Hollywood Cemetery (monuments background of the James River is amazing)…hmmm…as my brain soars! Much love to yall xoxo

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