For the Joy of Photography
Sometimes a change in scenery is needed for photographic inspiration, or sometimes we just need to change our gear. Yep, new camera gear can motivate us for sure, but that's not what I mean really. I'm talking about a different type of camera gear, mirrorless. This time last year (2014), I began my journey with the Sony mirrorless system. Several years prior, I literally bought and tried every brand of DSLR and mirrorles cameras except Panasonic. But to keep this short, I won't go over that right now. I love the Sony mirrorless system. It's not perfect, but no system is as they all have their positives and negatives. But the Sony's are FUN! Yep, that's right, fun. Isn't photography supposed to be fun? That's why so many people do it isn't it? I found that hauling around my antiquated, clunky DSLR's was no longer enjoyable. In fact, it was work. I remember when the Canon 10D came out--it was revolutionary, 6MP and all. It was small, fast and...fun. But using a DSLR's today feels like work, and when you start to discover and use all the new tech that the Sony mirrorless cameras bring, well, you won't look back.
If you make your living shooting weddings, or portraits or architecture or any other type of photography, do you still allow yourself to take pictures on your days off? Or are those big "pro" cameras just too, well, big and pro to carry along when you're not getting paid? Do take your camera along when you go out with family or friends? How about during your lunch hour? Yea, the sarcasm is getting thick, but I'm trying to make a point here. How do you feel after a 12-hour shoot? Me? One word: Refreshed, LOL! Seriously, this past May I did a 19-hour shoot (crazy I know). I was tired, I was hungry, I couldn't wait for the shoot to end, but I never once felt the burden of my cameras. I was shooting with a Sony a7r paired with the Zeiss 55mm f1.8, and a Sony a7s paired with the Zeiss 35mm f2.8. Boom, done!