Came up on a thrift store find. A Yashica Mat-124G. I fell in love immediately. It is flawless and in working order except there is a tiny bit of fungus behind the bottom lens, behind the shutter, on the front of the taking lens. I intend to have it professionally cleaned a little after I figured out it was a job I just couldn’t do at home without botching majorly.
I’ve just finished up an unintentional experiment: From June of 2016 to last Thursday, I used primes only in my photography. It was a winding journey and I didn’t set out a goal of using primes only for a year. It just happened that way. I learned a lot, though, during my year with only the 35mm f2, the 56mm f1.2, the 16mm f1.4, and the 90mm f2. I learned that
Way back in 2011, as I was recovering from what was 2010 for me, Jared suggested that I might like taking more pictures of anything and everything. As usual, I should have known that he had done his research and that he was onto something that would be a therapeutic hobby for me. This brilliant husband of mine does nothing, suggests nothing, by happenstance. I’m sitting here trying to think
I love my photography gear. In late 2014, I picked up my first Fuji camera, the X-T1. My first lens was the 18-135mm, as I wanted as much versatility as possible at the time. I’ve been lucky to have J’s support in acquiring the gear that I wanted. I’ve tried many different lenses at this point but I have settled now on my much-loved X-Pro2 with the 16mm f1.4, the 35mm
That sweet face in the photo, that baby of mine, he has taken over life in our household. The big boys adore him and even Abby, our puppy dog, understands that when Oliver is in our laps or when he is getting floor time that Abby has to be mindful of the baby. We are settling into life with three and I am grateful he is here. The fear from