CBWC: Cameras or Photographers

I’m a little behind for this particular challenge, but that’s okay, better late than not at all. This one took a bit more time and thought into what I would post. I decided to post my dad’s cameras as he is the reason behind my love and enjoyment of photography.

I do not have a picture of my dad holding his camera, however, when my mom passed ( 23 years after my dad) my brother gave me my dad’s camera case which included his camera, lenses, and flash. This meant a lot to me because my dad and I were close. Having a small portion of what meant a lot to him brings some joy.

One of his Camera cases
Minolta XG-7

My dad started taking pictures way being I was thought of. I remember him taking pictures with this camera whenever we went on family vacations, during birthdays, holidays and extended family gatherings. Most of his pictures he took using 35mm film he had developed onto slides. When I was in high school I won a moped & sold it so I could buy my own camera just like my dad’s.

His other Camera case
with his “newer”
Minolta camera & lenses
Minolta 7000 Maxxum

Just by looking at the camera, one can tell he got a tremendous amount of use out of it. This camera is one he bought after I was out of the house. The one I remember the most is the Minolta XG-7. He never went on a trip without his camera. I am thankful I also have my dad’s slides which I have slowly been attempting to digitize. It is still a very slow work in progress.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Cameras or Photographers

Leanne’s Monochrome Madness
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome

Photo Credit: ©️Deb L. Waters

God Bless. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. I appreciate y’all.

5 responses to “CBWC: Cameras or Photographers”

  1. Great photos of your mentor who happens to be your dad 😀

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    1. Thank you! I’m fortunate my brother gave me my dad’s cameras after my mom passed especially since my mom didn’t allow me to have anything of my dad’s when he passed. I think my brother knew how much it would mean to me & how our dad & I shared the joy of taking pictures. My dad & I even took a photography class together through an adult education program where we learned how to develop 35mm film in a dark room.


      1. I’m so happy you were able to get his old cameras 😀 😀

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  2. Beautiful cameras and cases… thank you for sharing xx

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    1. Thank you! A small link & memory of my dad.

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