I've never been much of a collector (hoarder maybe), the last time I collected something was water globes & in a fit of teenage angst I threw them against my walls to get back at my mom for not letting me go to a party. Sidenote: if I ever have kids I hope they aren't like how I was as a teen, sorry mom! However, everytime I go thrifting, antiquing or yard sale hunting I''m always on the look out for cameras. Over time I've built up a little collection and this is just a portion of it. I dream of having them all displayed on shelves someday, until then they are in boxes, but at least I have them!
I've been trying to take more photos with these cameras. Sure I take pictures everyday with my phone, but ever since I closed my photography business last year I've noticed how much I don't use them. I use my canon's for blog & shop stuff, but these ones need more love. Since film is a hobby and what I learned on when first shooting manual over 15yrs ago, I feel like using them will be doing something for myself.
I first learned on film in a high school photography class and it will always have my heart. I can tell you what each of these cameras can do, a little history on them and that all except two in this collection work and have film in them. I would have to say that I love my Holga cameras and the 120mm film they use- even if it is expensive to get processed. Next up I'd say Polaroids are it- instant exposures are always good. However, I'm proud of the Hit camera I received from a client a few years ago. Its the cutest thing and totally works!
My little collecting hobby doesn't just include cameras. I love anything photo/video related including old advertisements, photo reels, books.. you name it.
Do you have a hobby collection?