camera collection

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?


23 comments:

  1. Photos! I agree. I'm terrified of my camera and I know if I got out there and used it, played with it...I'd get better.

    Look forward to seeing more pretty pics from you!

    xo,

    Dani

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    1. Thats whats great about digital, we can make a bajillion mistakes and use the ones we love! I think some photographers think it takes away from the art of capturing images, but I think it's great practice!

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  2. Wow, what a neat collection! I kinda stick with my phone because I'm not a great with my little point & shoot - as long as I'm capturing every day moments, I'm happy! :)

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  3. That's amazing. i wish I knew more about camera's. :/ I need to do more makeup. :) i love it, I'd love to get paid for it now that I'm all graduated.

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    1. Gentri when I first graduated beauty school and when I first really took photography seriously its all I did. Its like I would eat, breathe and sleep those things.. Magazines, Youtube, anything I could get my hands on! You are very talented at what you do and will be so successful, I can't wait to see where it takes you!

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  4. I love all your cameras! Cannot wait to see some of the pics you take.

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  5. I need to get my camera out more too. The iPhone has made stop taking my camera places! Great goal! xoxo

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  6. I need to remember to bring a camera around to document my life more, as well!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. its hard, especially if you think about how much you use your phone now trade that out for a big old camera- i can already imagine more people staring then they do now!

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  7. I love your collection. I have one of the cameras in the first picture. It belonged to my grandmother.

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  8. Taking more photos was my goal too this year. I can get very shy around people and it is a very big deal to take my camera out at times. But I can say I am better at this and with the approaching project life plans I am glad I set this goal. Good luck <3


    A Circus Of Her Own

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  9. I HEART your collection of cameras!! I have recently made a goal to make more of an effort to take pictures as well. Which is kinda sad on my part, since I do photography part time... I would say in the past month that I have been sticking to it. I learned on film as well, ages ago. I still have that camera if I remember correctly... I have dreams of own tons of cute little vintage cameras that will adorn my office space one day.......

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    1. When I was doing photography full time I would try to make time in my schedule for 'my photos'. I would walk around my neighborhood, hit up thrift stores or go on drives.. anything to take pictures just for me, not because I was getting paid. To this day, those are still my favorite photos!

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  10. Oh my goodness! SWOON! I'm so in love with vintage cameras! you have a great collection. Thanks for linking up with The GFC Collective! I love your blog, hope to see you again next week!

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  11. I hate it when I have several attempts to get the "perfect" shot!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  12. love the hit camera!
    I need to paint more often. I honestly don't do it enough

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  13. Your cameras and equipment is so cool! I have recently gotten into photography, I'm attending my first Nikon seminar in NYC in a couple of weeks and I'm so excited. I have never been so passionate about anything before! I love it!

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    1. Thats awesome, have fun!!! Photography is seriously an amazing passion to have, so dont lose it!

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  14. Wow that's a lot of cameras! This is an excellent idea. I am such a procrastinator, I made resolutions for myself, and have not done so well with them. I may have to try this out for myself. I tell myself every day I'm going to write down my goals the next morning, and I always end up forgetting to do it. It would help if I had the notepad handy of course. So, yeah I think I need to do this!

    I'm Sarah, a new follower. Love your blog! My blog is Skylar Magazine, you are welcome to stop by anytime. If you ever want to guest blog let me know. I have my Halloween issue starting tomorrow and I'm looking for guest bloggers for that. Just let me know if you would like to contribute.

    Thanks & have a wonderful weekend!

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh my, what an incredible collection of cameras! I so admire people who make photos on film, it requires a lot of talent and patience, and I'm always in awe when I see the results! I'm so glad I've discovered your lovely and inspiring blog! I'm definitely following you to see what you have up your sleeve :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  16. girl i am droooooling with envy! I want each and every single one of your beautiful cameras! I just recently got back into film photography and i swear going to pick up developed film feels like christmas morning as a kid. So excited to see your new work!

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    1. I'm really excited to see what you capture on film too!

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