When the first heavy cameras were invented in the 1800’s, the Native Americans (and even other native peoples) believed that some of the spirit was captured in the camera. Even today, I am sure that you know some folks who refuse to have their picture taken. My mother and grandmother used to put their hands on the lenses. Don’t photograph me, they would say.
My first camera was a small camera that had cartridges. I don’t remember the name, it was so long ago. But I would take pictures of leaves, buds, and rocks. I liked to capture the needles on a pine or a pine cone. Some of my best pictures are of bees and other insects drinking nectar. I have one picture where I have a unique perspective of a castle wall.
This picture is of the clock tower in Rodenbach, Germany.
My husband became interested in digital cameras in Germany because he could crop and alter the pictures easily. It wasn’t until I decided I needed to take pictures for my hobby Amateur Radio that I decided to get into digital cameras.
As I searched for the perfect model, I found something exciting. The cameras were light and easy to use. There were so many different brands. Some were so small that you could put them in your pocket.
There are so many makes and models now days. A good start would be canon cameras. They have pocket cameras, EOS bodies, and camcorders. Before I went digital, I loved the EOS rebel 35 mil. It was great.
My tip for taking pictures…? If you don’t take them, then you don’t have those special moments.
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