It’s World Camera Day

In anticipation of World Camera Day, I decided to resurrect one of my old standby cameras. I found the thing inside of a small airline bag at the back of the storage closet. All that was necessary was to find a compatible memory card then insert two AA batteries. The Nikon quickly booted up, and I snapped a few test shots to make sure the device was up to snuff.

The day had already become quite busy, so I took advantage of a few still-life type displays already up in the living room. Then, to determine whether or not the camera was up to shooting macro shots, I set up one of the wristwatches to which I needed to make a minor repair in the afternoon. All things considered, the photos turned out quite well, especially when considering that the Nikon was already obsolete when it was purchased from the Goodwill Store for around $7 a few years ago. Perhaps I’ll return it to service as another standby camera once again.

succulents with lamp


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes photographer, Annie Leibovitz. “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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5 Responses to It’s World Camera Day

  1. i wonder how many cameras are sold these days, what with the ease and convenience of cameras that are built into smart phones.

    • swabby429 says:

      That’s a good question. Our local Target has point and shoot cameras on display. The WalMart sells a few. The photography community is centered around expensive, exclusive branded cameras. There are probably many folks like me who don’t like the cameras built into phones and prefer conventionally packaged cameras. The camera on my Galaxy Phone is of worse quality than the obsolete Nikon I featured on today’s page.

  2. You got a great deal on that camera.

  3. Wow, I didn’t there is a world camera day!

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