I am by no means a professional when it comes to cameras, just a learner. Most of the cameras I have picked up along the way are ones that I use in some way or another.
I have a few Polaroid cameras. I am currently using the black One Step with Impossible Project film. It is a bit pricey so I am using the film sparingly but enjoying the mysteriousness of shooting with Polaroid film. The Polaroid Landcamera in the left of the above shot is one of those that pull out with bellows. I have not yet used it as I have not found film for it, but I was told by the seller that it is in working condition.
The Canon is my first DSLR. I have had it for about four years and it has been my tool for learning. I took the Photographer's Workshop with Karen Russell a few years ago but still have a lot to learn and practice.
The little sparkly camera in the bottom left corner is a Christmas tree ornament that I found at Target last year. I just had to bring it home with me.
The grey Anscoflex is so much fun. I use it to shoot TTV. I constructed a black tube to shut out the light while I shoot my DSLR through the viewfinder of the Anscoflex. It takes such a great warped and vintage-looking photo. It has taken me a while to get the hang of it, but I have captured some pretty cool shots with it.
I also love my white Fuji Instax Mini. I find it is a little sensitive to light, so I have had to figure out when best to use it but the little photos that come out of it are so cute!
I bought the Zeiss Ikon to shoot with real film again. Unfortunately, the winding mechanism inside is not working well, so the film is slipping when I try to use it. Will have to figure something out there.
The camera down in front with the brown folding leather case is a Voigtlander. I use this one to shoot TTV as well as the Brownie Hawkeye and Kodak Duoflex to the right. I have collected a few of these TTV cameras because each one creates a different effect in the shot due to the lens curvatures, dust-like particles and scratches. I love each one for its uniqueness.
Finally, the little "camera" in the lower right corner is actually a pencil sharpener that my daughter bought for me as a gift. It fits in so well with my little collection.
Just sharing this post upon finishing this new camera display. I am in the process of re-arranging and re-organizing my craft room (a bigger job than I initially thought) and the cameras were the first part of my project. I have always wanted a space to put them out where I can see them, so this was a priority.
I will share more photos of my craft space soon, but for now...it is too hot to be indoors!