I take a lot of pictures, and sometimes a lot of pictures per second and call it a video (or a “short film,” if I’m really fancy). There’s a lot to photograph on Monomoy, and to be honest, I just like taking pictures.
Here’s the gear I like to use:
It’s like 40 years old and is just hitting its stride. I usually use the cheapest film I can find- it’s often Kodak Gold, Kodak Max, Fuji Superia X-Tra, or when I’m real fancy, Fuji Sensia. Most of the film is developed by me, and then scanned using a flatbed scanner. Consequently, it takes a very long time to go from exposure to finally seeing the photo, but I find it incredibly rewarding.
I have 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.7, and 100mm f/2.8 Canon lenses. I like using the 28mm the most.
This is my phone, and it’s also the easiest camera to carry with me, and I don’t have to develop any film, and it’s the easiest to get the pictures off of. Consequently, it is the camera I use the most. Sure, image quality isn’t always the best, but you have a lot of editing options right there on the camera, and if it’s the camera you’re already holding, it’s the camera you’re using.
I’m not that extreme, so I don’t need a really extreme GoPro. Besides the usual watersports/ski run/bike ride videos, I also use this for underwater photography, timelapse setups in unfriendly environments, and anywhere I’m trying to get a shot where I can’t really compose the scene anyways- just aim and pray. The fisheye can be a little anooying for photos and timelapse, but I think the durability makes up for it.
If you’re interested in purchasing prints of my photos, I recommend visiting the store and taking a look at the selections available there.