Photography and my dream camera, now we’re talking. Since the inception of the camera, artists have made valiant attempts at sharing their personal vision with others through the lens. I am proud to be one of the those valiant and dig putting the lens to the subject matter whenever I can. If you’ve read my blog you are fully aware of Bob my camera. Bob is an old digital Kodak that found me on a drab rainy day in 2005. I always like to take photos and borrowed cameras as much as I could to prove that I could actually be good. I had called myself a photographer for years and though it would be best to actually own a camera.
It was just one of those things, you know, that feeling like you know how to do something before you’ve ever even tried. I’ve always had that feeling about all art forms, my confidence has no limits when it comes to creating. But photography was my specialty long before I got my own camera. I would imagine my camera’s view, actually lift my pretend camera to my face and peer through the lens that was not there, seeing all there was to see from my invisible camera, eyeing those perfect shots. I would put into order the still life subject matter, arranging and rearranging to get the best vantage for photos I was never able to take. I would shop for the perfect camera case that I would not be buying for the camera I didn’t have and would not be getting. In the time spent seeking the photography camera of my dreams, I could have mastered all kinds of needed life skills. There was never a moment though when I thought I was wasting my time.
My dream camera is a camera photographers dream about and a love story for the ages. My love is for the German LEICA. The capability this camera has is unmatched to this day and has been around for almost a hundred years. My latest love is the LEICA M9. When paired with the magic lens LEICA MACRO-ELMAR-M 90 mm f/4, I could be unstoppable.
I have recently discovered the Hasselblad H4D-60. It is probably the most expensive digital camera in the world. This DSLR camera has an astonishing 60 megapixel 40 x 54 mm sensor. WOW The Hasselblad website says.. Aided by the Absolute Position Lock processor, Hasselblad’s True Focus system allows the photographer to focus on the composition without constantly fiddling with the focus. The camera has a capture rate of 1.4 seconds per capture and shutter speed ranges from an 800th of a second to 32 seconds.
Ah my love of photography is matched by my love for cameras. I will always be on the lookout for my next affordable sensible camera, but a girl can dream about the legendary LEICA and the wondrous Hasselbald can’t she?
The featured image is called Train Yard Youth, from the Photography Series. It’s a photograph I took in 2005 in the train yard near the house where I grew up. To see more of my photography, visit the Photography Gallery.