6 Jan 2012

photo resolution


This year I have made a couple resolutions.  The main one being to learn how to use my Pappa's camera. I have been fortunate enough to be allowed to keep borrow it for awhile.  I saw this P52 challenge and thought it might be the perfect way to force myself to learn to take a better photo.  The premise is to take one photo a week based on a theme given.  I'm a little scared.  I am definitely NOT a photographer.  I don't really know how to take a photo and I am not even sure I have an eye for a good shot.  I do know though that I would like to improve this.  Attempting to complete this challenge maybe a little crazy.  I might fail miserably.  I might miss a week.  I might get the boot because my photos aren't up to snuff.  At least I'm trying, right?

Onto the challenge... This week's theme is, very appropriately, resolution.  I took this as a New Year's resolution and tried to capture my photography goal.   Pappa has a collection of vintage cameras and I thought I would take pictures of them.  He has a ton more of these cameras, but I took pictures of just a few.  Pappa is a very good collector.  Anyone who's been to his basement can attest to that. :)

All the cameras are pretty much manual and so I thought they reflected my goal to learn to use the manual settings on my Pappa's camera.  The Christmas lights in the background are also to remind me that this was a New Year's goal.


I have a picture of the Nikon on its own since the camera I am using is a Nikon D200 with an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G-ED lens.

Here's another picture showing some more of the cameras.  The really old one was my grandmother's when my dad was a child.  I am so glad my dad has this.  There are quite a few very cool black and white photos of my dad and his siblings that were taken with this camera.  I think it's fun that these pictures show that the photography hobby lives on our family.


Here's just one more shot showing yet another camera, a Pentax.

I love vintage stuff.  Maybe I can borrow some of these cameras to display at Nalle's House (in Tech Guy's den, maybe?).  The den's another room that still needs finishing touches (Yikes!).  I think our house projects are a standing New Year's resolution every year. :)  

Wish me luck with my new photography adventure!

16 comments:

  1. What an amazing collection of cameras, no end of inspiration there! Good luck with the project 52, I also hope to improve my understanding of photography using p52 this year.

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  2. wow! this collection is amazing! and i love the photos - i don't think you have to worry at all about taking a good photo or your eye, as these are all quite nice! look forward to seeing your photo next week. xo

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  3. Hello!
    I really like your photo, and great your resolution!
    Petonets xoxo

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  4. this is fantastic, now come along and join film26!

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  5. I'm drooling over all these cameras. These are fantastic pictures and you totally have the eye for it. I think you're a pro pretending to be a beginner :) The picture of your one-year-old and dog, on the sidebar, is also adorable.

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  6. Such an awesome collection of cameras! I am impressed! And your photos are wonderful-great compositions and lighting. You're good! And the one of your baby and dog looking out the window, Oomph! So sweet!

    Happy New Year!

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  7. That is a wonderful collection of cameras! Your photos are good! You will have a lot of fun learning how to use your camera!

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  8. Thanks all for the wonderful comments and encouragement. Much appreciated!

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  9. A fun collection. Good start on your photos too!

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  10. That is VERY cool. Hope you have a lot of fun!

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  11. ooh I love it! I have a couple of box brownie cameras that belonged to my in laws as well as a 1920's kodak camera. Im looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  12. Wow! How cool is that to have all of those cameras! Love the photos-great Bokeh:)

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  13. you told you're not a photographer ???!!!??? I'm sorry to tell you this is a big mistake : you're a real photographer ! I love what you did !!!

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  14. Quite a collection! What lovely photos you take, beautiful.

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  15. What an amazing collection - I learned to shoot on a fully manual Pentax K1000 :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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