Just like most aspects (hobbies, life in general...), I think too much of it and ruin the momentum by adding too much brain and not enough spirit in it. Simplicity always wins and reminders of this are influential.
He loves the camera in any format and his photos make me want to take out my 35mm and go outside and play.
Plus, a big huge congrats to him- he is getting married and him and his bride to be are adorable! Seriously, they give me a toothache, they are so sweet together.
Family, friends, and people I love. Maybe even things I love.
If I get a chance to shoot someone I like, I have fun and generally end up with pictures I feel good about. Nothing revolutionary or enlightening, sorry. I like it though. You could probably learn a lot about me from my photo albums 'cause they're full of people I care about, and stuff I like. My family, friends, soon-to-be-wife, hikes - that sort of stuff dominates the albums. I'd say that's inspiration.
My family always had cheap-o cameras around the house. My first click has unfortunately passed by undocumented. Frankly I'm impressed if anyone remembers. That's awesome.
Don't like it?... try again, and again, and again.
It's a completely different experience with film.
It's risky, suspenseful, unknown, each shot is more valuable.
I get excited thinking about how each shot will turn out, toss the roll in a bin at the grocery store, wait a week, then it's like christmas flipping through the printed shots later... Pretty nerdy, but take me seriously and pull out the film camera from your closet this weekend.
No, really - try it out if you haven't for awhile.
i feel stupid when people ask me what cameras i shoot with because I actually don't know the names.
"film" and "digital". I have a couple of each.
canon, holga, disposable, underwater - there are four more names I could give you from what I use.
i don't know why this one is my favorite, I just come back to it often and feel good when I see it. I might be different for me than when someone else looks at it because i've got experiences attached to it. I took it while hitching a ride in the back of a truck in India a few years ago. The kids were trying to catch up to us on the bike.
Visit his blog and say hello and congrats here.
He's also offering to give out one of his photos as prints! If you are interested, let me know which photo you like of his on this post, and I'll draw a name via random.org in a couple weeks.
Thanks for reading!