Through the Lens

I’ve let depression and illness keep me from one of my favourite hobbies for too long. Instead of lamenting what I can’t do anymore (walk for hours while carrying heavy kit), I’m going to celebrate what I can (take photos of my surroundings with a much lighter camera).

What's New Pussycat

After much deliberation, I settled on an Olympus OM-D E-M10 micro 4/3 camera. It is so small and cute it reminds me of a puppy who is just learning to walk. Yet despite its small stature, it produces incredible photos with an amazing amount of detail, sharpness, and beautiful tones straight out of the camera (although I’ll still do most of my editing in VSCO Film or VSCO Cam).

Texture Play

This is one instance when saying “More to come” isn’t just a stalling tactic. I don’t know if I’ll ever be as prolific a photographer as I once was, but I hope that being forced to slow down will make me a better one.

Light. Shadow. Texture.

picture of a dead tree stump

 

I felt a little strange picking up the camera again after such a long time away from it. I have to remember that just like any hobby, chasing light and shadows and trying to capture moments takes time, patience, and practice.

A Photography Break

Now that walking is difficult, I don’t pick up my camera much. The act of photography was something that was connected with walking about town, and as much as I love riding my bike, I don’t get quite the same feeling when shooting from behind the handlebars.

Today is the first day in a really long time that I’m pleased with something I shot. Click to see larger versions.