I’m looking to get a point and shoot, all I really need is for it to be sharp and small (and not $$$), any suggestions would be appreciated!
I bought my first medium format camera, a cheap chinese copy of a rollei TLR from a camera market, in 2011. I was initially drawn in by just how darn cool it looked, I wanted it instantly. But I guess I’d always been interested in 120 too, the lecturer I looked up to most shot with it and lots of online photographers I idolised did too, and finding that first TLR came at just the right time. When I started taking photos I was a teen and bought a dslr and just took thousands of photos, everything since then has been a process of slowing everything down. First transitioning to 35mm and learning the kind of ‘preciousness’ of shooting with film, and then 120, and now owning a camera that only allows 10 shots on a roll has only increased the consideration. I just really liked the patience that came with it and the increase in detail. Photography is just a form of meditation ya know? I have three medium format cameras I use pretty regularly that are all different formats, Hasselblad 6x6, Bronica 6x4.5, Mamiya 6x7, and I don’t think you can really go wrong with medium format cameras! Find out what format you’d be interested in most and go from there. I can only encourage it, sure it costs a bit more but photos are always worth it. I hope you are inspired to try it out!
do you go explopring often? or just while passing by?
I’m pretty blessed to live in the foothills so I’m nearby a lot of nature often, and my boyfriend’s family have a house in the Adelaide Hills that I try to stay at at least once a week which is where most of my images are taken. I spend 5 days a week stuck in the CBD due to a combination of work & study so I try to take advantage of whatever free time I have to spend in beautiful places. I 100% enjoy spending time outdoors in the open air and in natural environments more than the alternative. Taking up cycling as a pretty serious hobby has only helped that too! Nothing’s nicer than being out in fresh air and being able to experience it at your own pace.