It’s autumn of sorts (we still have nice summer weather) and I’m back to my blog – but in a different shape.
The summer has been intense, and as we go into autumn, I’m going to slow down, refocus, and through this blog I’ll take the time to take a photo or two to share my day. It’ll encourage me to make time for the camera, and get some thoughts together – without making it a big project.
So… photography. I’ve been in exhaustion mode with it recently. Being the competition secretary for my camera club has been interesting and it’s given me some good things especially during the worst of the pandemic, but it’s been a curse for my own photography, and I’m happy to now have taken another role in the club. This summer I’ve been very inactive with the camera except when we’ve been to certain events and when I was in Sweden. I needed a break from photography, to get my inspiration and creativity back, and sort of reset my attitude towards it. Now I’m coming back to it and hope to get out more now during the autumn.
So what’s mirrorless about anyway?
I realise that if you’re not into photography geekery, you may not know what mirrorless means, in the photography context.
In the typical system camera, also known as a DSLR (digital single lens reflex), when light enters the camera, the photographer sees the image in the optical viewfinder via a reflection from a mirror inside the camera body. To allow the mirror technology, those cameras need to be quite large and chubby. I used a DSLR when I started out, but then started hearing about mirrorless cameras that would be smaller and lighter, so I became interested and eventually bought one. I now shoot with an Olympus, that in my own opinion is perhaps a bit too large for a mirrorless camera, but it’s so brilliant that I don’t mind – and when I see it next to a Canon DSLR, I’m surprised by how tiny my Olympus is…
The thing with a smaller camera is that you can easily keep it in your handbag, which means you can carry it with you everywhere, which means you’ll take more photos. So, mirrorless is more! And of course, it’s also a fun play with words.
I’ll be back with photos within a reasonable future!