by Anura Guruge
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All these pictures, bar one above which was taken by Devanee,
were taken by Alton photographer John Bishop.
Devanee and John were having camera ‘wars’ — each taking pictures of the other.
Devanee has taken a shining to my refurbished Canon Rebel T3i ever since I got it in late August of this year. I got her a Samsung Selfie Camera, i.e., a camera with TWO LCD displays, one at the back (per normal) and front at the front for taking selfies (with the guess work), earlier this year. She uses it some but not that often. She probably uses her Google Nexus 7 pad more often as a camera.
But she definitely likes the T3i. She loves taking pictures with it — which is quite interesting since compared to our other cameras this is big, bulky and heavy. But, it appeals to her. She snaps away like there is no tomorrow. When we were in Maine a few weeks ago, and I was playing with a horse, she took the Canon and snapped off about 40 pictures in 5 minutes. I have no problem. I am glad. I have NOW told her that she can have the T3i when I, as was obvious to those around me, will inevitably upgrade to a ‘better’ camera soon. Come on. I only paid $335 for it — refurbished. Now that I got the bug again, after nearly 30 years, the ONLY thing holding me back in terms of getting another camera is money.
Devanee now has proprietary interest in the camera. She refers to it as HER camera — to go along with her car. So since it is ‘her’ camera she insist on taking care of it. She will carry it, in the camera bag, without having to be asked — which is quite a miracle. I don’t have to ever wonder where my camera bag is as we go places. It will be on Devanee’s shoulder. IF this $335 camera will get her into photography I could NOT be happier. It is a great hobby. Even a profession. Plus she is lucky. Through our various contacts and involvements (e.g., Great Waters) she gets to know some REAL photographers — as opposed to her Dad who is still groping around after his long hiatus away from the field. She listens when I talk to these professionals about cameras and photography. So it is good.
The Canon is a tad too heavy for Teischan. So she doesn’t try to use it. [Plus she has her own point-and-shoot that she has stopped using.] She much preferred my old Panasonic DSLR — which I recently gave to Deanna’s sister. Teischan knows the family dynamics. Though he she hasn’t said anything I know what she is thinking. “OK, Devanee can have this old Canon. She will only get it when Dad gets a better, new one. That will be mine!”