October has been a good month for me! I've been really excited because it seems that we are having much more of a autumn than we usually do in Wyoming. I swear that I have never seen such a colorful and picturesque Fall my whole time living here. So I've been trying to get to the places with Autumn coming through and I've gotten some nice photos out of it. I should have taken a quick trip to the Tetons, I suppose I'll have to save that for next year.
I discovered that I need to take one last semester of classes before I get my associates degree, which was both exciting and a disappointment, but I'm ready to learn a few more things before I go. I've spent much of my time in the darkroom this semester, printing some color self portraits I took this Summer and some of my favorite travel photos in black and white. I'm excited to get all my photographs done and framed! I'll be sure to make a post of my self portraits when I am finished with the project! My Photograph of the Month for October is a photo that I took while on a trail on Casper Mountain.
All of these photographs I took on the mountain most near my town at a park called Crimson Dawn and on a hike in that area. What a gorgeous Fall!
I thought I would make a post on cameras because I love looking at them, collecting them and figuring everything out about them. Old ones, broken ones, ones I think look interesting, usable ones. Any camera I can find! I have about 16 cameras right now, 4 lens' (besides the ones attached to my cameras) and five flashes. I have some shutter releases, and detachable light meters too. I'm excited to keep collecting! By the way, this post has some terms that people who aren't familiar with photography might not know, so just ask questions in the comments below if you are wondering anything about a term I used. I'll be happy to share the knowledge.
This camera that I'm holding in the photo above is my Minolta SRT201 which I have used the most out of all my film cameras. My uncle's father was a photographer so when he passed he left a ton of camera's and accessories behind, so he gave all those things to me. That's pretty much when I started collecting! I have used it for every film photography class that I have had which is about five classes now and for my own projects. It was made in the 60's and so that means nothing but a small battery to run the meter inside, I love that about it. Everything you shoot looks the way it does because of you, no automatic settings. I love how tough it is even if it is heavy! It's super easy to use and that is why I enjoy using it so much.
A year ago I bough a Canon EOS Rebel SL1, and I absolutely love it. I use it for all my digital photography. It is small as can be, which is one of the top things the advertise about it because it's the smallest DSLR that they have ever made. If you're like me then you love that because you're probably hauling around multiple cameras and they can really get heavy! I'm not a person who thinks they need a 300mm lens' unless you are going to get the absolute best out of it, I wouldn't and I don't see the need for it, in my case anyway. So I usually stick to the standard 50mm or 18-55mm. The same philosophy went into buying my camera. I wanted one I could make the most use out of. It's small, has a bigger ISO Range that I didn't have with my Rebel XS and that's about it. I don't really need fancy features after working with film so long, only the basics are the most important for me. Some of the other features I enjoy are the big LCD screen on the back (which is also a touch screen, I never use it) it shoots video, a nice meter on the inside, 18 megapixel sensor, and my favorite part it how well it fits in my hand! Everything is so simple about it and that is great until I think I need something more.
Here are some photos of my favorite cameras!
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!