Since going “small” and mobile about a month ago using only my Leica D Lux Typ 109 and an iPad for editing and posting (and occasionally by Macbook Pro) I thought I would post a few shots of how it’s going.
Many of these photos are .jpegs and straight out of the camera. Some have minor adjustments that include a crop, exposure or vibrance adjustment. Some have been converted to black and white using Snapseed.
Over this past month with the Leica D Lux Typ 109 and traveling small and light my overall feelings so far is that it’s Good! I like it. It feels freeing, unobtrusive, easy on the back and just plain fun.
To quote a Dylan song, “the times they are a changin'”, and I’m changing with them. Well maybe not in all ways but in the way I do my photography hobby, things certainly are changing fast and going small.
I’m going mobile. Specifically what I’m doing is pairing down my entire photography set up from cameras and accessories to the computers and laptops I do my post processing work on. I’m going small, light and mobile. I can’t really say for how long but for now this seems like a thing to do.
I want everything I shoot with, and everything I edit with, to fit in my Oskars One Day Bag . And that’s a pretty small bag. So what am I going to have in there;
So, I’ll be missing the full size sensor of a bigger camera and I’ll be missing the fine tools I use in Lightroom and Photoshop and the use of a big screen. But will it really matter? I doubt it. I’m an amatuer photographer and have been caught up in the game of chasing gear for too many years. Now I just want to find interesting pictures to tell a story while I play in My Mobile Life. I’ll be posting photos I’m taking on the fly, day to day, on road trips and vacations here to my blog, to my Instagram @tom5620 and to My Mobile Life at Tom Collins Photography