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This week in the Photo of the Week:

"Old school high-tech"

[Special thanks to uncle Hans for his generosity!]

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Old school high-tech

There was a time when I aspired to be a photographer. This was in high school. I became a member of the Photography Club and learned all about what goes on in a darkroom. And of course I roamed the streets trying to find stuff worth taking pictures of (not before long the roaming became the main goal of these quests).

My first camera was a Praktica that had been in the family for decades. That camera could easily have been in any of the photographs that make up Photo of the Week 123 – even back then it was already sort of old school high tech.

That good ol' East-German Praktica had a shutter-release button you had to press so deep it was almost impossible to keep the camera steady. But it was all I had, so I learned to keep it steady anyway (most of the time at least).

These days I can take a picture by gently tapping the shutter-release button of my high tech digital Ricoh. Convenient by any standard. But looking at this weeks edition I realise that the skill to keep a camera as steady as a rock has abbandoned me in this digital age. I think I'll spend the rest of this sunday in the attic, looking for that Praktica.

Peter-Jan Vermeij
Website Peter-Jan (in Dutch)

This week also a new video. This time not a registration of an event like last week, but a story-telling one.. for lack of a better description I assume this film could fall in the category 'street-videography'.

Idea, shot and edited by Maarten Zeehandelaar on a hdslr using various lenses.
Clique on this link to see the video


Until the next Photo of the Week!

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