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2011: Rocking the Point and Shoot

This past year has been a hectic one. I sold my Canon Rebel XSI + Sigma 17-70 + 50 MM 1.8 + Canon EF 75-300 + Canon EF 18-55 for rent $ and bills when the recession hit. I was left only with my 4 MP Canon G3. I’ve been shooting with that thing for nine months straight now. (Yes, I have cried tears!) This forced me to become a more creative photographer and artist. I chose to shoot in only manual (RAW), adjusting my aperture and shutter speed (and ISO). Naturally, this is more work, but it bonds me to the creative process. We labour together, the camera and I. I want dynamic lighting and shadows and I want film grain. I want motion blur. I want to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty. I have no resolutions for 2012. I only have the desire to be a good mother, an inspiration to others where my work is concerned, and the courage to continue shooting in manual when my new camera arrives in a few weeks. (I have chosen the Canon Rebel Xti. I really don’t need more than 10 MP for my particular style.)  Oh. And did I mention that I want to get into street photography? (I believe I’m tapped out in the “apartment photography” genre.)

 

I took these out in the field the other day. I found that black works well with long exposure photographs.  3 sec. exp’s./ISO100/ F.8

 

Chai  (and my love of film grain)

 

 My kitchen chair- 8 second exposure/handheld/Canon G3/abstract

A splash of colour: previous work

 

And some tree shots

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2 responses

  1. Sandra

    BIRGTASTIC!! Birg.. You use natural light in a way that shows off God’s creation the best. No one can put you in a box… you always are thinking out of it.. beyond it… Your Photography is like a well written novel …with the exception of no words needed… Every photo tells a story that each of of us can claim as our own. Keep shining…. go light your world!! Bravo!

    February 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

    • Hey you! Good to see you! 🙂 And thanks, by the way, S. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. 😉 I’m constantly forgetting about this blog..heheh..(been so busy factoring polynomials, etc. the days just fly by, don’t they?) Thanks for popping in. I miss you.

      !

      February 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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