"In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif." -- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Two links to two pages about two great photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson (I like the ragpickers photo a lot!) and Sebastião Salgado.
Not that I am a great photographer, but, nevertheless, I
enjoy taking a camera and walking a few hours trying to see something
interesting to shoot. You can see my photos on Flickr
(basically same photos except that Google allows me to save more,
Flickr has a stupid 200 photos limit).
Below are some other photos of mine.
I have a few cameras, listed in the order I got them:
- The oldest one is an Olympus OM-1; I bought it in 1993, second hand, in Finland, and it must have been quite a few years old then. It is totally manual (and after the light meter broke, even more manual), but in spite of its years and the humidity of Bombay it makes very good photos.
- A Sony DSC-P73. I got this because it was within my budget and I knew it would work with Linux (gphoto and flphoto are the programs I use to download the photos from the camera to my computer). This camera is just the opposite of the Olympus, namely it works best in automatic mode. Although I was/am a little against automatic cameras I should say that it takes very nice photos. However, somehow, the more I use my Sony the more I appreciate the SLR cameras. I thought first of getting a new analog, good, SLR; but I'm tempted now with a Digital SLR.
- A DSLR (digital SLR), Olympus E-400 with two lenses, a 14-42 (28-84 in 35mm equiv) and a 40-150 (80-300 in 35mm equiv). Here is a photo of me (taking by my wife) using this camera.
- A TLR camera (believe it or not), a Yashica-D with a Yashikor lense. Not a good one, I know, but it was my first TLR, and perhaps the last because film, developing and prints is quite expensive.
- Another TLR, a Walzflex; this one does not work, it is just for the fun of it.
- My first rangefinder, a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, which is like the GSN but black (so some pieces are made of plastic).
- A Zorki 1d (camerapedia link) mostly for decoration. The exterior need some cleaning (that's not so bad) but the interior has some problem, one of the parts that moves the film seem in not such a good shape. Anyway, it is for a collection of decorative items, I like it...
- An Olympus PEN E-PL1; some sample photos here
Here are some thumbnails of photos I have taken (except the second sunset photo, which was taken by my wite); click on an image to get a bigger size file. The first photo (the car) and the first photo of a tree are scanned prints of my Olympus camera; the rest are from the Sony. And here the photographer's photo.
(*) Also know as Point-to-Point Protocol