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March 2015 |

How to Make Photography Fun

15 years ago I got my first camera. It was a black plastic film camera, far beyond the years of old Canon AE-1s and the like, but before the digital revolution. It had a battery, autofocus, auto-wind, etc. I was so excited about the thing I could hardly wait to use it. And I used it constantly. I shot everything with it for years, until of course I got a digital camera. The first digital camera I owned was a Sony something or other. It was small and silver and square-ish and was definitely not a knockoff of the ever popular Canon Digital ELPH (it was). On that camera I really learned the power of things like long exposures, time lapse, and other super fun creative photography things that really get the juices flowing in someone who just wants to make cool images. My passion extended from there into video, and I got a Panasonic DV camera. From that point on I knew this was the work I wanted to do, and I’ve been doing it in some capacity ever since. I’m almost 30 now, with many years of experience under my belt, but (hopefully) many MANY more to come.

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The Unintended Results of Using a Smaller Camera Rig

Good cameras used to be huge because, well they had to be. Film was big, technology was old, which means it was bigger, and in order to be rugged, things had to be, well, bigger.

Today things are different. Much of what the iPhone can shoot will be light years better than anything made before 2005 with a digital camera. It can shoot full HD and super slow motion. There are cameras that cost thousands of dollars that can’t do that today.

Granted, there are other reasons why some cameras cost more and some less, but if we’re going by pure image quality, the digital camera has matured and you would have to work very hard to find an example of poor quality.

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On the air on WRNW!

The TimeLine team recently appeared on The KC Armstrong Show on the Women’s Radio Network (WRNW1) . Diane, Sean & Adam discussed the building blocks of TimeLine Video and the ways that we stay motivated and keep current. Check out the full interview here.