Anne Sandler from Slow Shutter Speed leads this week’s photography challenge with “what’s your photographic groove?” What a great question!
At heart, I’m a minimalist … although if you saw my bedroom/workroom, such a thought would have you laughing your arse off. By minimalist, I mean I don’t like having a lot of gear, which is why I really regret attending the going-out-of-business sales of a local quilting shop several years ago. I still have a lot of that stuff! But back to photography …
I still play around with a Canon Rebel T3i that I bought over ten years ago. My husband (who does love gear) provides me with nice macro and zoom lenses, and I can neatly fit the camera with the two lenses in a small case … which then weighs a ton. I fantasize about taking the camera and lenses with me on my morning walks, but I always have an excuse not to. One excuse is that it might be picking-up-litter morning, in which case I’ll also be carrying my gripper and a 13-gallon bag, which, in all likelihood, will be full by the time I get home. Another excuse–the more common one–is that I have my phone if I feel compelled to take photos. Besides, isn’t it more important to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature without always trying to “capture” it?
I try to do both.
Here’s where we get to my groove. My iPhone 8 Plus suits my minimalist nature. While I might have gotten better photos with my Canon, I feel satisfied for now with what my iPhone can capture. Case in point: the Pleated Inkcap (Parasola plicatilis), a fungus I found on a recent morning walk.
Dainty little things, aren’t they? One of the things I enjoy about photography in general and macro photography, in particular, is that I “see” more. These fungi sit close to the ground, and there was just one bunch of them. Still, to my delight, my eye caught them.
So I guess my photographic groove is macro with an iPhone 8 Plus. For now, anyway. I’ve heard that the iPhone 14 is supposed to break new ground in iPhone photography. We’ll see …
If you want to participate in this challenge, please link to Anne’s original post (click here) and use the Lens Artists tag. As the LAPC team resumes rotation, Patti will present next week’s challenge. Be looking for her post. In the meantime have fun and stay safe.
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