Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photography and A Rare Gem

I love to take pictures! I have always loved to take pictures. Christmas 2009 my husband bought a Rebel T1i for me to use. I love the camera. My skills though lack.
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 I have a goal in 2011 to improve in my photographic skills. I welcome any suggestions, references, or aids to help me improve in the next year. I have tried to take a picture a day so far.

My Dad said once, "If you let people know your goals, they will help." So I'm asking for help. 

So in honor of my goal, my BIL sent us an interesting piece about a street photographer. She used a Rollieflex. (That's a kind of camera.)
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 In Chicago, a new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center is displaying the work of a street photographer. Vivian Maier took thousands upon thousands of photos. Her photos were discovered by John Maloof that bought a box of negatives at an auction doing a research project for a book he was complying. He opened the box and found pictures like the one below. Chicago Tonight did a news piece to explain more about Vivian and John.
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3 comments:

Sue said...

That last picture is really great. I love the casual yet loving way they are holding hands.

=)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

I love photography but my skills are about a 3 out of 10. So I cant help much. But I will be watching you and hope I learn something from ya......

Nicole said...

Someday I hope to have a really awesome camera like yours. Until then, I'm still trying to take great pics with our little digital! I would love to take a class sometime though. We should do it together.