This week Amy invites us to show our photography journey and, I’m afraid I’m going to have to go back to prehistory…😉
My history with cameras starts in the 60s, I would be a 6 or 7 year old girl, when at a funfair I noticed some toy cameras, of course I insisted that I wanted one, my father bought me the yellow one.
I was a little disappointed, I wanted the black one. 🙄
Later, I was about 11 years old, got my first real camera, a Kodak Instamatic. All the photographs of that time were familiar, especially with my brother and my cousins during the holidays.
By then, my Nancy made better photos than me, in fact, she worked for the best magazines of the moment as a Freelance (I didn’t know that word then).
I’ve always had a great imagination 🤩
Then came a period in which photography practically disappeared from my life… Adolescence, friends, boyfriend… I appreciate that there were no mobile phones at that time, I don’t even want to think about what it would be like to have images from those days.
I regained interest with the arrival of my children, I wanted to immortalize everything, their laughter, their crying, their baths, their first steps… You understand me, don’t you?
After several film cameras, which I never knew how to use well, the digital age came into my life, with a small 5 mpx camera and then my photographic journey changed.
I started taking other kind of pictures, my kids didn’t want to appear in them anymore and I had to turn my lens away. It was very important for me to start sharing the images on the internet, that’s where I really started to learn.
A big turning point was joining through Flickr to a photography group in my city. I have no words to express how much I have enjoyed and learned with them.
Other cameras came like the Sony A350 and with it one of my most beloved lenses the Tamron 90, I have already talked about it on other occasions. Closeup photography is my favorite, although I try to do different things I always come back to it.
Over the years I couldn’t forget my first photographic disappointment, remember the toy camera? Well, one day I saw her, she was announced on Facebook and I knew it was her, she was back in my life… the camera of my dreams!
Maybe someday I’ll tell you how I got it, it’s a nice story.
In my photographic journey the cameras are very important, as you have seen my passion for photography began with a toy camera. But actually, I think it’s all about emotion. The other day I was telling Tina, the thrill of seeing an image, of pressing the button, of editing it, of sharing it…. that’s photography for me.
I hope my photographic journey did not seem too long to you, I already told you that it almost began in prehistory. If you’ve made it to the end, thank you so much for joining me.
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: My Photography Journey