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My World #22: Me and My Camera

23 Mar

I have been fascinated with photography since I was in my teens.  Those were the days of film cameras where a hobby in photography was never encouraged as the cost of pursuing such interest was very prohibitive.  Hence, whenever I had a chance to snap some photos, it was of family–during someone’s birthday, graduation, wedding, or any other special occasion.  I wanted to shoot some landscape, scenery, other people, but you know we don’t want to spend money we don’t have on those subjects.  I was in school and depended on allowance money that was just enough to cover essentials. 

Thankfully, some brilliant mind/s developed the digital camera, or the technology for digital photography.  Now I can indulge in my passion.  I love to photograph everything.  This week I am going to show you a few of my passion. I loved photographing the photographer.  I saw a blog primarily aimed at featuring photographers in action and I knew I wasn’t alone in this pursuit.  Here are some of my shots of amateur photographers in action.

Families are a great subject, first because they don’t mind you taking their pictures 🙂

Engrossed in the task at hand-capturing the beauty of Grand Canyon.  And I am as engrossed in capturing him in this environment.

Parks are a big hit with photographers especially when the blooms of spring are at their peak. 

Some take their shots whenever they can take it.  Father and son (my bil and nephew) inside the ruins of Sonargaon.

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Posted by on March 23, 2009 in My World

 

33 responses to “My World #22: Me and My Camera

  1. Klaus

    March 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yes! Sure apart of OurWorld!
    Well done!
    Cheers, Klaus

     
  2. Carver

    March 23, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I enjoyed this post so much. Lovely shots and I think all of the participants in this meme can relate to cameras being a part of our world. I know it is a fun part of mine.

     
  3. Louise Cannon

    March 23, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    This is fun! My dad and uncle have more pictures than I can count of one another taking pictures.

     
  4. Sujatha

    March 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    This is a great idea! Love people watching and people taking pics are sure fun to watch! 🙂

     
  5. sylvia

    March 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    This is such fun! photographers taking pictures of photographers! Not to mention the incredible beauty you have caught as well! What a delight! Thanks so much for sharing these!

     
  6. SandyCarlson

    March 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    These are really great. The colors are so rich.

     
  7. Susan

    March 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I *love* this post! I spent the day with my daughter, taking photographs as usual, and she was so embarassed by all the times I stopped or fiddled or climbed something or … well, you know how I was I suppose— LOL We’re a pair with a camera.

    Thank you for the story and beautiful photos!

     
  8. Your EG Tour Guide

    March 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Digital cameras have opened up the world of photography for me too. Isn’t it wonderful?

     
  9. Carver

    March 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I thought I’d pop back to answer your question. The male cardinals are the bright red ones. The females are always brown but when they fluff out you can see that there are some red highlights in their feathers.

     
  10. nadia

    March 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Haha, my husband takes my pictures while I’m engrossed taking photographs 🙂

    Love this post!

     
  11. Arija

    March 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Nice one. I too have been known to shoot the Prof when he gets int contortins to get the best angel.

     
  12. seniorhiker

    March 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    You’ve hit upon a great idea for photos from many different locations. Thanks for suggestion.

     
  13. Barb

    March 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I also love photographing the photographers! I thought I was alone in this! Great pictures.

     
  14. Rob Inukshuk

    March 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Yes, isn’t the digital camera just wonderful. I love that my cell phone has a pretty decent camera so i always have it handy. Photographing the photographer looks like fun. Might give it a go.

     
  15. Today's Blah...

    March 23, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I’d make sure you’re not around when I’m photographing…I might get featured here too, hahaha…Nice shots and made me laugh too.

     
  16. Starnitesky

    March 23, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Great post, I often take photos of photographers, it can be fascinating.

     
  17. SusieOfArabia

    March 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Loved this post! What fun!

     
  18. babooshka

    March 24, 2009 at 12:28 am

    The photographer sitting amonsgt the flowers made me laugh. That is me. Anything for the image. Excellent post.

     
  19. Mojo

    March 24, 2009 at 1:00 am

    What an intriguing concept! Photographing photographers. That’s actually kind of brilliant.

    I know the story of wanting to pursue the field and not being able to afford it. I got my first camera when I was six years old, but could never afford the film and processing (which was considerably more expensive in 1966 than it was later in my life!). I was 35 before I was really able to get “serious”, and even then we were still talking about film and processing costs. But a film scanner eased that burden somewhat, because once I had that all I had to do was have the film developed — not printed. Finally a little over two years ago I went to all-digital and it’s been non-stop ever since.

     
  20. Elaine

    March 24, 2009 at 1:26 am

    What great fun! And such a selection!

     
  21. Janie of Utah

    March 24, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Very interesting choice, to photograph photographers. You caught their absorption, and their passion.

     
  22. Swarna

    March 24, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Snapping the snappers? Good insights.

     
  23. J

    March 24, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I like taking photos of people taking photos too…there’s even one in my MW post this week! I’m glad you can finally follow your interest. I was lucky that my father is a keen photographer and so never minded paying for me to get my films developed as a child.

     
  24. Geogypsy

    March 24, 2009 at 6:49 am

    I like the idea of taking pictures of people taking pictures. Nice family shots.

    I had an old brownie box camera when I was a kid. Yet I remember being told not to waste film. How I love taking as many pics as I want with my digital.

    BTW, there is only one lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.

     
  25. Reader Wil

    March 24, 2009 at 7:10 am

    That’s a great idea and very original! Thanks for your visit to the Netherlands.Have a great week!

     
  26. Fishing Guy

    March 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Ewok: What a neat post and the digital age certainly has help me with photography.

     
  27. Ruth

    March 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I love your family shots. Yes, digital cameras and the internet have revolutionized photography.

     
  28. Indrani

    March 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Hey! That is cool, catching them unawares. 🙂

     
  29. Tarolino, Finland

    March 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    A great idea to photograph photographers. You have managed to get a lovely variety too. The Grand canyon photographer was particularly well composed. I just loved that photo. Also the man in the tulip field was exceptional.

     
  30. Antigoni

    March 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Great photos. I still prefer the old cameras.

     
  31. Erin

    March 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    agree totally about the cost of photography prior.
    and of course the digital wave sure has been a plus to all of us.

    have a great week and as always thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting.

    take care

     
  32. soulbrush

    March 25, 2009 at 10:46 am

    simply delightful shots.

     
  33. Leanne

    March 25, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Your story sounds familiar. What a great topic “photographers”. I think the lady in the top shot was wishing the photographer would just hurry up and take the photo.

     

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