November 25, 2010

I Am Thankful for Cameras

Enjoy | Delight in Life

So you have six minutes before the pizza is ready for takeout.

5 Minutes Left
A camera in hand gives reason to explore town.

1 Minute Left
I shot these with one of my favorite cameras:  a Nikon digital D700.  Waiting in the wings are a 2 1/4 twin lens reflex Yashica-Mat 124g, loaded with expired transparency film, and a dusted off SX-70 Polaroid camera that I have not used since the 1980s, loaded with Impossible Project Polaroid type film.  Jerry Berndt, one of my early mentors suggested I use a variety of camera types to avoid rutted ways of working and seeing, in order to keep my fingers and creativity nimble.

I am thankful, too, for readers of Create Look Enjoy.

Tech Tips: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 mm, ISO 200.  ©2010 John Nordell


Sabrina said...

jealous about the i-p film; I'm trying to justify the price.

hope you've been well!

John Nordell said...

Sabrina - I know about the steep price for the Impossible Project Polaroid film. Talk about a decidedly undigital way of shooting - each sheet is precious. Conscious photography. I feel cold looking at the shot on your blog of the snow and highway. Nice work.

Thanks for being in touch - John