¶ I make things with my hands and cameras and computers. I shoot purely digital because I am mostly interested in photography as an input to digital media.
¶ The essentially free cost of digital exposures has allowed me to explore picture taking/making in ways I never could have with film.
¶ In school, and sporadically after, I dabbled with many cameras: a handmade pinhole camera; instamatics & disposables; rangefinders, SLRs and TLRs; polaroids and photo booths; video and film moving picture cameras. Once I started to get access to decent digital cameras in the late 90s I found myself shooting more and more.
Coolpix 990, 4500
¶ Shots from 2001-2003 were taken with my beloved retired Nikon Coolpix 990, the camera which made picture taking habitual for me. I replaced that with a Coolpix 4500, already discontinued by the time I bought it.
¶ Nikon abandoned this excellent swivelling design for two years, but has finally made a new my-kind-of-Coolpix. Yay. Thanks for the heads up, Milan.
¶ Next I used an Olympus Stylus 720SW, which is small (the size of a deck of cards) and waterproof. I will probably invest in a removable lense digital system at some point, so I can use nice lenses, but I am not in a hurry.
Addendum 2010 : It’s been a few years and a few cameras. These days I use a Nikon D90 and a Panasonic DMC-LX3.
Addendum 2018 : Broke the Panasonic DMC-LX3 in January but use Nikon D-7000 and I-Phone SE.
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