I went away to college, and even studied abroad, with a five-pack of disposable cameras. Yes, 35 MM film cameras. No zoom, brutal flash, no settings at all. You want to zoom in? Take a step closer.
These are all things I captured on film. The pics are grainy and blurry, but that's how these scenes looked in my memories too:
|Cape Town, 2009.|
|Home from the Midwest, at Evelyn's, New Brunswick, NJ. 2010?|
|Observatory, South Africa. 2011|
I got my first digital camera at the end of 2010. (I swear I had not been living in an Amish community up till that point. I'm just a late bloomer.)
But I could capture LIGHT! And depth! And still-life wasn't blurry!!
|Finds at Madison Farmers Market|
|South African graffiti|
|Sea Point, South Africa|
My first digital camera was a hand-me-down. I got a new point-and-shoot digital camera for Christmas 2012.
When I get the chance to play with or borrow a real camera, I take it. And then worry that I don't know what I'm doing, because I'm not used to working with something with a lens cap, let alone options for shutter speed.
Ah well. Experiments, below: