A Passion for Cameras

passion for camerasIt’s yet another bright season to look forward to basking in the sun and enjoying the beautiful flora and fauna that characterizes summer all over the world. Almost every outdoor-loving person will agree with me that of all the seasons in the world, none is more popular and historic like summer time. It is true that the captivating beauty that rises from the shadows at the turn of this season cannot be fully captured by words or writing alone. This is why cameras have gained immense popularity and continue to grow in demand every season.

An ancient Chinese philosopher once said that, “A picture speaks a thousand words”, and nothing could be closer to the truth. This saying has survived millennia and is still valid today as it was in those days when it was first espoused. If you are a photographer like me, you will agree too that nothing captures the spirit of any moment more than your pictures or your videos; and your camera speaks more volumes than your mouth or your words. You can literally tell very marvelous and captivating stories just by using your camera, and I have successfully done this many times.

When I look back at the history of cameras, its amazing as to how these devices have developed over just a short period of time. During my school years, we made a pinhole camera in a science lab as we learnt about the rectilinear propagation of light. A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture or hole. It is effectively a light proof box with a small hole on one side, and the opposite side of the box contains photographic paper that can record an image that passes through the hole. So the light from a scene passes through the single small hole and projects an inverted image of the scene on the opposite side of the box where the photographic paper is located.

Some people today still use pinhole cameras to capture images of the movement of the sun over long periods of time. This kind of photography is called Solargraphy and is very interesting especially for those who have all the time in the world, and live by the beach or the shores of large water bodies where sunset and sunrise are as clear as glass. It was really at this point that I developed a unique interest in photography that has remained one of my hobbies to date. Today I have a wide collection of digital cameras for just about any event out there. Due to the stiff competition in the market and the increasing number of camera manufacturers, it is true that one may find it very challenging to find the right kind of camera that fits their needs.

It is a fact that what may work for one person, may not work for another due to the kind of photos or videos that they intend to take. The first step in choosing the right camera is to determine what you are going to use it for, and the level of detail you require in your pictures or videos. High megapixel cameras with great portability and relative ease of use are becoming more common amongst average camera users. While these types of cameras may take decent photos or capture good videos, it is true that higher quality can be got from more specialized cameras at a camera store. If you do weddings, birthdays, graduations, freelance photography or any other kinds of special photography, then investing in appropriate cameras is recommended.

About the Author

A natural born writer, Stacey Barton writes professionally and for fun across a wide range of niches with particular attention to how classic brands can continue to offer the same product for decades and somehow survive the turbulent and ever changing consumer market.