Friday, April 2, 2010

Carrying a camera

Everyone knows you can't make a photograph without a camera of some sort.  Lately, I carry a "real" camera with me almost everywhere.  If I'm actually on a photo excursion I'll have whatever gear I imagine I will need, lights, stands, tripod, whatever.  If I am just carrying it, then I plant a lens on it and toss it in the car.  I don't even bother with a bag.  If I did I'd have to actually get it out of the bag to use it.  This may sound silly, but it can make the difference between putting the camera to my eye or not. 

This week having a camera with me helped me make the previous set of pictures.  I also got to make a few snapshots of the trio of expectant mothers we have at work.  It also gave me the chance shoot these fun shoes.

It reminds me,  The last time I looked for Chucks the store didn't have the ones I wanted in my size.

I can't say I'm making the best pictures doing this, but I can say I'm seeing more, and releasing the shutter more, and having images I wouldn't otherwise.  I'm confident this will spill over into better "planned" pictures in the future.  I consider it an investment in creativity.

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