Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I started Small Camera Big Picture when I noticed the beginnings of a shift in photography. I was inspired by using a small camera, something that many would see as a toy, to shoot assignments with. My small camera replaced my DSLR as my bread and butter camera, my fun camera, my everything camera. Because of their friendly nature, small cameras can be a bit of a trojan horse, it certainly was for me.

Here was this “toy” with silly filters, a small sensor and a kit lens in my bag which looked like nothing compared to my big “serious” Canon 5DMKII and L lens kit. It was because of the cameras friendly, toy-like appearance that I started to shoot with it more than my Canon. Eventually I explored the in camera filters which at one point I wrote off as a gimmick, and found them to be useful tools in the creative process. I overcame my fears of a small camera in a big camera world. Eventually I shot an assignment with it, a cover no less, and the rest is history.

If you’ve been following SCBP for sometime you’ve probably grown accustomed to the sudden changes I make to the format of the site. Some changes work, others don’t. Although I got a lot of support for the last site design, thank you all for the support, I just felt like it didn’t reflect what SCBP was about – friendly, welcoming and open. It was a step back for SCBP but one that I’m glad I made since because of the step back it helped me see the path that’s ahead for SCBP.

SCBP is still a young site, maybe not in the internet age but in real life it is. Although the site is less than two years old it’s grown rapidly. I love SCBP and I love the fact that the site inspires so many to jump into photography and to take a look at what’s possible with small cameras.

Thanks everyone for the support,

G

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About Giulio Sciorio

Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of SmallCameraBigPicture.com - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at GiulioSciorio.com.

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7 Responses to Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

  1. whbeebe December 29, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Giulio

    I’ve never complained about the site design in the past. I’m one of those content-over-style kinda guys, and the content has always been first rate. Regardless, this latest design is excellent. The effort you, your staff and your contributors put into this site is deeply appreciated. It’s one of my go-to sites.

    Happy New Year, and just maybe, we can meet one another again in Seattle in 2014 :) I know I look forward to the possibility.

    Bill

    • Giulio Sciorio December 29, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Hey Bill! Thanks for the kind words. It’s fellow photographers like you, who keep me going at 5am on Sundays :-)

      I’ll be back to Glazers at least a few times in 2014 and hopefully Kenmore as well.

      Happy New Year to you as well,

      G

  2. Steve Sanacore December 29, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Your site always looks great and is always full of great information. I’m a real believer in Micro Four Thirds and hope they take over a large part of the market now filled with oversized DSLRs. It always amazes me when I see amateurs dragging around huge cameras and huge lenses for snapshots of their kids, when a very compact M4/3 system would be a fraction of the load and probably take better shots! Keep up the great work Giulio.

  3. Otto December 29, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Hi G. I really like the new design, its a bit more approachable and looks better on my tablet. I went to school for graphic design and I believe that less is more, and this site nails it in that respect. I hope you and your family have a great 2014 and I look forward to keeping up with your site.

  4. Mike December 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    I like the new look. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing you back in Seattle again.

  5. Mark Z December 31, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Hi Guilio, liking this new look much more, more like it used to be before the recent change. I must admit I found the last look quite closed off and I visited the site a lot less, now I will be back to my daily visits. I am a web/graphic designer and photographer who is in the process of switching from Canon to m43 (I have been using m43 for personal work for about 18 months) and have been reading your posts with great interest for some time, so thank you for your work here. I know these things take up a lot of time, it is much appreciated :)

  6. Ron Baselice January 10, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    Well said…..

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