My learning curve in photography really peeked in 2005 when we had a couple of "point and shoot" digital cameras that were great at the time. We also had a Nikon SLR film camera from 2003. Yes, a film camera that even now takes the most awesome photos. The only drawback is that it is film. A film camera does force you to be smart about your photo taking. It can really make you get it right the first time. The other catch is that you can't preview what you've taken on the back of the camera. I must admit though, our film camera does such an awesome job that it is almost fool proof.
|2003 Castaway Cay, Bahamas|
Whether it's my volunteer work on the school yearbook, school photographer at my daughter's school, or work on my family tree, photos are everywhere in my life. They can tell a story or just solidify family memories. I love photos in general. The older photos that people have either sent to me or I have come across in my own collection, are truly a way to peek at the past and at those who came before us.
So, I think I will try to embark on a few part blog post about photography and photos as it relates to and is useful in genealogy and building your family tree. The next post will be on July 11th. I hope to offer tips, solutions, and share ideas about this very important subject within genealogy - Photos!