Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Paradox

One of the reasons I love photo-graphing cameras, aside from he the fact that they are beautiful, is because my favourite paradox is captured there. Here it is: I (could be) am taking a photo of a camera taking a photo of me taking a photo of....etc. Now I'm not really taking a photo of it taking a photo because it is far too old to be worth using. The quality aside, the film for this camera would cost me far far too much, even for the experience of saying I've shot a roll of film on a Brownie. My favourite part of this camera, is the underside of the lens, where you must manually set the focus for "16 to 35 Feet" or "Beyond 35 Feet". I just love how vague that is. Two options for the focal length. That's all. Simply intriguing. That brings me to my final point on these old cameras. The things you can learn from them is limitless. Practical, useful knowledge about modern photography, trapped inside these old cameras, if you just know how to find it. It's invaluable to a photographer to know their roots.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Time to whip myself into shape...

Bootcamp. That's right, bootcamp.
Creativity Bootcamp. If you were me, you'd be ecstatic already. My fantastic sister showed me a site she found today on the Blogosphere. It's called Creative Bootcamp. It's a two-week program in which you complete a creative task every day to further your creative skills in your chosen medium (mine being photography). I am absolutely on board and invite all of you to join me. It starts June 6th and runs for two weeks. Too timid to give it a go? Then just watch me here and see what I am doing for every assignment. I will be blogging it ALL. So enjoy, and take me up on the offer. Let's see what you got!
Archipelago Photography: Islands of thought and image, connected with a name.