Cutting it fine this week peeps! But to make up for my tardiness I’m posting two pics instead of one. Steel yourself for a rambling post that potentially won’t make a lot of sense. Welcome, welcome to my muddled brain.
Why so tardy and rambly? Head On Photography Festival. Exhibitions, talks, volunteering and 2 x photowalks this week, suddenly it’s Saturday. FARRRRRRRK! no photo yet! So, late yesterday arvo while I was in town for the instameet, I actually put the phone away and pulled out the big girl camera to roll off a few frames on the streets of Sydney.
As soon as I took the first frame (well first ten frames of this one frame) I went ‘holy moly this thing can really snap’. I’m still bothered by my surprised reaction today (pursing lips and shaking head as I type). I should know that. How could I forget that? Please don’t say ‘you use your phone too much’ (even though I’m pretty sure that’s the answer).
As much as it can snap, it’s feels so big. Even with just the nifty fifty lens I really don’t like using it on the street. I think it’s because with the iphone I feel part of the street – I’m just like everyone else. With the SLR, I do feel much more self conscious (and conspicuous). Maybe I’m not? Maybe I just need to get the f.ck over myself and harden the f.ck up? Possibly. Probably.
Soooo … if I want to shoot on the street AND I want the quality of my SLR with the blendability of my iphone … I think we need to discuss my options. Photo friends, talk to me. Tell me about your camera.
What do you have?
What do you use it for?
What do you like about it?
What do you dislike about it?
If money was no object, what would be your dream camera (or lens)?
I’m sure I’m not going to buy one tomorrow (unless I won 21 million bucks last night) but I am starting to wonderponder*.
*shut up spell check that is so totally a word