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!