Steve Malley 

 

41 Sagamore Road • Bronxville, NY 10708 • scmalley@gmail.com

C: 347.439.1031

 

The Camera Diaries

 

My First Camera was a Canon FTB, purchased in 1975 for a college journalism class.

 

What do I remember? Tri X film, darkroom fumes, manual focus, blurry images.

 

I’m a convert to digital and now shoot with a Canon 5D.

 

Pixels, auto-focus and Photoshop are magic dust.

 

My camera bag is the first bag packed for a trip: body, two or three lenses, memory cards, battery chargers, computer. The bag is heavy.

 

The iPhone camera will never replace the 5D.

 

I’m old school, rarely shoot video.

 

Photos on a wall tell stories to a room.

 

Photos fill walls in BXV and Sharon, CT.

 

Claudia, Zip and I fantasize about spending more time in Sharon.

 

I use my tractor to mow the field and move rocks. If I had a dog I would name it Tractor. Or Chainsaw.

 

The list of places we want to visit dwarfs the list of places we’ve seen.

 

I will take my camera back to Rome, the Inca Trail, Umbria, Barcelona, the Col du Galibier (on a bike), Sugar Beach in Costa Rica, Portugal, Tuscany, San Francisco, and Sharon.

 

Creating a photo book of Zip's LL Baseball season was rewarding. And humbling. We have copies in every room of our house.

 

A photograph cannot be created in Photoshop. That’s called art.

 

I miss the darkroom. I do not miss manual focus.

 

I’ve never regretted taking a photo. I’ve often regretted not taking one.