Self-Portrait

Nearly 20 years ago, I bought my first real camera. Since then, I’ve been trying to learn how to make the images on film match the images that I see in my head when I find something I want to capture. I don’t always succeed, but I’m getting closer. This is a hobby for me, not a profession, but I put the same care into it as I do into the work that actually pays my bills.

I don’t do studio work and don’t have any ‘pet subjects’, though I have noticed over the years that I tend to take pictures of details, little glimpses or portions of a whole scene that might otherwise go unnoticed if looking only from a wider perspective.  I’m also something of a dinosaur and still do mostly film. I do own a digital camera and have had some success in taking interesting photos with it, which I will post in addition to some shots I’ve taken with ‘guest cameras’.

There’s generally very little post-processing on the pictures. There is cropping, of course, and occasionally I will adjust the exposure or focus a bit or correct for some color fade, but otherwise the images are what came out of the camera, not out of the software.


4 comments on “Self-Portrait

  1. maru says:

    An ongoing project… seems nice so far.
    I’ll be back.

  2. ream says:

    My first camera was a Kodak KB 28 35mm, a gift from my parents at the age of 11, which I recently rediscovered after attempting to “help” clean their 25 year collection of nearly EVERYTHING. 🙂 My children were thrilled to see MY first camera, as they each have acquired their own version of “digital world” photography in the form of Vivitar; Which, by the way, I do not recommend to anyone under the age of 5 unless you plan to snapshot blurry~blobs and their fuzzy~friends. 🙂 My children’s first questions were, “Where is the screen”, and “How do you video”. I love their little minds.
    Glad I found your blog. Keep it up!

    • limr says:

      Funnily enough, my first 35mm camera was a Vivitar point-and-shoot. It was that camera that drove me to the purely-manual K1000. When I was a kid, we had 110s.

      I can understand kids asking about the screen and video – that’s all they really know. What’s surprising to me is that so many adults who are old enough to have used film have gotten so used to digital that they too have asked me where my viewing screen is on my film cameras! 🙂

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