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,