Dating my Camera

I read an interesting blog post encouraging photographers to take their camera out on a date. You can read the post here. I love this question in the post:

Be a photographer because it’s what I love, or be a photographer to make money at what I love?

She answers with this line:

I’d rather “date” my camera. I’m enjoying the romance way too much to turn it into a commitment that will have me working for what I love, rather than loving my work. Photography makes me happy.

After reading the post, I knew a date with my camera is what I needed.

This photo is of Briana and her boyfriend Mario. The first frame I took was without them knowing and the second one I asked them to pose and kiss for me but then said “nah that’s not going to work” and then SNAP, I captured a real laugh.

I had to talk my nephew in to coming outside and playing with me. He loves my mom and wanted to stay inside with her. I finally got him outside and just let him play. I love how he found so much joy in playing with this fly swatter.

These two photos that I took in Big Bear worked really well together. I love the color of film!

I don’t have very many photos of me, so it was fun to get in front of the camera myself. My camera actually does double exposures. The woman on the right above my head is my mom.

My date with my film camera was fun. I’m excited to go on more.

Author: Moniemuse

Video Editor & Media Department Director

2 thoughts on “Dating my Camera”

  1. Monica, I’m humbled you found value in what I had to say that you decided to share it! It’s so great that I’m not alone in this and I’m even more thrilled that you’ve decided to have a date with your camera! These are such honest portrayals of life at it’s best, I’m sure you’ll cherish them for years and they will always bring back fond memories! May your courtship turn into true love!! 🙂

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