Not too sure why I like photography so much, so we might just call this entry a personal rant.
I enjoy photography – For those who know me, they’d probably know I had a closet love for it since the age of 12. (a little younger than my love for computers, but eh. Differences.) It’s a fun subject. The ability to capture a piece of life in suspended animation, to freeze an aspect of time, so to speak. I was originally interested in them because of the way they work – Light enters the photo frame, a shutter opens and those particles of light hit a film and bang, a picture – fast forward to nowadays, and we see alot more complex equipment, and more to learn, and be interested in. Digital cameras and SLR’s, Lens, the use of different flash and sensitivity levels to change colour tones..
Have I bored you yet? 🙂
One of my first shots with a Nikon D60
To me, photography is amazing because in the 50fps that our eyes see, you miss detail. When you freeze a shot, and take a good half minute to analyze it, you see a different perspective entirely. A whole new world, so to so speak. (Or, if you’ve watched Aladdin recently.) It’s a different way to look at things. I suppose you could also say I like it because it’s a hobby that takes stupidly large amounts of currency… eh, apples and oranges.
A bargain at $700 AUD - Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 G
The amazing things you can do with a camera, once you have the knowledge is quite cool as well. Lowering the focal range by opening the aperture, capturing a empty street when it’s actually quite busy, getting a shot of the moon when all you see is a large white dot.. and plenty more. Light drawing is one of the more fun things I’ve done with my camera.
For those interested, my photo equipment:
- Nikon D60
- AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G
- AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
- AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6G
- AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G
- Hoya HMC Uv filter
- Hoya circular polarity filter
All up, an investment of around $2000, plus camera bags etc. It would have cost more brand new for the 50mm and 18-200mm lens, too. I use them all fairly often, and it is fun to see what you can do with different lens’ – The 18-55 is great for low-light. 🙂
Figurine photography is something I enjoy 🙂
Portrait photography is something I like. I also enjoy night and street photos. Portriat for figurines, mainly though. Another fun aspect of it would be what you can do with a camera. Don’t like a certain shot? Lie down and do it from ground level! There’s so many genres that you can take with a camera, so many different variations of it’s use – so you’ve really got a hobby within a hobby, when you look at things deeper.
Slightly blurry, but it still made a good shot. Doesn't have to be perfect.
Once you get deeper into the field, you can also make a huge amount of money with photography too. So for those getting into it, or trying to turn it into a profession – keep going! You’re in for one fun ass job (unlike me and my IT work), and definitely a hell of a career. Shoot what you feel like shooting, express yourself. If you look at a photo like an artstyle, keep it that way.
A spur of the moment shot - I think he was trying to avoid the cake..
What I find even cooler is that everyone ‘reads’ a photo differently. It’s kinda cool to see how people differ to your perspective, from just a still image. Lets you look back and remember how fun a certain event was.
If you’re getting into photography, like me – keep at it. It’s amazing fun, and you learn an incredible amount. If you get good at it, I hear you can make money! Anyhow, that’s all from me today – I’d better get out of here and take more pictures… and clean the room ;_;