As someone who has had a passion for photography from a very young age, I would have loved nothing more than to have been able to carry a camera with me everyday while I was growing up. The memories I would have today would no doubt be ones I either relish having or cringe at looking back now!
The simple fact was that it used film, so it was more of a hindrance than a help. I didn’t have the money at that age to develop my under or overexposed images!
How About in Today's World?
If we fast-forward to today, we all have a camera with us everyday now in the form of our phones. These cameras are much easier and cost-effective to use. However, given that they are a phone, they lack, in my opinion, the tactile and emotional connection that a dedicated camera can bring!
In this video, Rick Bebbington discusses how having a dedicated everyday camera with you can help you fall back in love with photography or even deepen your love for it!
Rick's everyday job revolves around photography and videography. However, by having his Fujifilm X100V with him at all times, it allows him to have his own special moments connecting with either the landscape or people, and use this tool as he wishes!
The form factor of this camera suits his needs. It is considerably lighter and less cumbersome than having to drag a camera bag with you, and then fuss around to get your camera out of the bag to capture a fleeting moment - which, as many of us know, is often gone by the time we do!
This camera has its flaws and benefits, and while it may not be the right camera for everyone, it has certainly become the camera of choice for many!
Do you have an everyday camera? Do you see merits in having one, or are you looking for a way to reconnect with the joy of photography?
Let’s continue the conversation in the comments below!