Not surprisingly, my interest in photography has turned from mild to obsessed! Last May, when my dad gave me his old Pentax K1000, I couldn’t wait to learn all about photography. I immediately began researching how to use the old film camera including all the technical terms, the number’s, and the art of taking a decent photo. Now, several rolls of “practice” film later, my piqued interest has turned into love.
Your life is defined by a series of moments. Many of them are seemingly mundane. Sitting at your desk at work, driving your car, watching commercials… But the others. The others are amazing. Gazing at a flowing waterfall, climbing to the top of the hill to overlook a beautiful pond, watching majestic geese glide along the pond, the good feeling that comes from the smile of a dog….
I visited my family this past weekend and borrowed my Dad’s old cameras. He was/is a great photographer. I remember him being behind this camera all the time when I was a little kid.
I am really interested in photography but don’t know all about it yet. Last weekend he taught me all about aperture, focus, lighting, shutter speed, ISO…..
I need a good photography book. I know that I could probably look it all up online but I’d rather thumb through a book. I love books.
The big guy on the right is a Kiev 88 made in Ukraine. I am definitely not ready to brave him yet.
The Pentax K1000 is calling my name though. I’m off to learn more!