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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…

Canon to the left, Olympus to the right
Canon to the left, Olympus to the right

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!


2 responses to “New fresh starts, or something like it”

  1. Anne avatar

    Oh, Susanne. So, so glad to see you back here, to see you sharing what YOU want to share! That’s the whole idea. I love that you are bringing your true self to this site – I love the photography (of course) and the domain name. I just love that you are creating the life and the presence that YOU want. I hope that this endeavor feeds your soul – rather than starving it. Those who are drawn to your presence and your content will be here. <3 (And of course that includes me!) Please take care – stay safe – and I cannot wait to see where you take this!!!

    1. Susanne avatar

      Hi Anne, this blog may look and seem like everything else I’ve created but I do have a different attitude about it… and it feels good. I think one of the things that make me feel good about it is to have this blog separated from my own name, at least when it comes to the domain name. Obviously this place may come up in certain searches (I use my name as alt text on selfies etc), I have the link on the site I have on my Instagram bio and similar, and it’s by no means an anonymous blog, but photography and these ramblings aren’t what I want to be the main thing connected to my name online. Perhaps because of my insecurity with photography! But mostly because I want my name-related domain name to be something centered around music. It’s been a couple of times this summer (when we’ve played in pubs and more) that people we meet ask for contact details or similar and the only place I can refer them to is our very inactive Instagram account, so I decided to make my susanne.ie someplace where I can collect music updates in different forms.
      Anyway, I hope to stay on track with this little blog and to make it as simple as I need to. Thanks for being here!

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