I, like any camera/photography nut, have a history that can be told in my cameras. I wanted to take this chance to tell you what I have and why. I don't talk about myself on here much because I want it to be about my work and clients. This aspect though is relevant I think so here ya go. I will post later about other equipment I use but for now it is about the camera itself.
I remember cameras from when I was little. I don't remember a lot of specifics but I loved using them. Polaroids rocked! I remember my dad's cameras too; I wasn't allowed to touch them. I remember my grandfather's cameras; he was a picture nut too. It's in the genes I am sure. My kids display the early signs of photo nuttiness already.
My first "nice" camera was an Olympus. I got it as a gift from then boyfriend, now hubby, and I cried I was so excited. I loved that camera. It went everywhere with me. Vacations, family holidays, and of course our wedding. I took so many pictures of my own wedding. I got the photographer's pics too because that was the only way there would be any of me. I got asked to take a couple's pic for the first time with this camera. They just wanted a nice pic of themselves and ended up using it as their Christmas card photo. I was so excited they liked it enough to use it for something so special. They are not together; I still love them both. Still got the camera and that picture.
Took Olympus on the honeymoon, to our first home, and he captured the first pictures of our first born son. Wasn't giving him up. Didn't like digital cameras. Where is the fun or quality in those? I loved the rich color and look of 35mm prints. In the beginning you got to admit digital cameras were not great. The processing of them needed to get the kinks worked out too. Some digital cameras are still too tiny for my taste. Really convenient though. I wasn't willing to give up 35mm for convenience. Old school all the way. I liked waiting for my pictures to come back from the store. I liked the surprise of getting a great shot that I wasn't expecting. Then digital got better. I decided to give it a try. Second baby was on the way. I opted for Canon after much research. I liked her, OG (original) Canon. Not sure why she is a she and Olympus is a he but let it be noted there is a difference.She was convenient and made good quality pictures. I got asked to do engagement pictures for a friend. Then a family picture for her. I used my Olympus. That person is still in my life and I have now had the privilege of taking pictures of her kiddo for her "professionally". Still got the camera. They still have the photos.