I cannot remember my first ever camera, but I do remember I bought it back in 2000/01 from a supermarket as I purchased my groceries. All I knew is that I wanted to document my life away from Kenya.
Later on, when I had enough money, I decided to get the Canon IXUS M-1 and it was my first Canon brand film camera. It is an Advanced Professional System aka APS camera and quite popular at the time of purchase as the film was quite different and I just had to have one. I am actually quite surprised at myself for keeping the camera for this long and in good condition too. Here is a video of me setting the camera up for the first time in 10+ years. ✌🏾
For this week’s post, I thought I give you a brief update on my YouTube channel and how it is going.
Since my last few posts here, hereand here together with a rocky start, I have somehow managed to keep to a schedule of posting every two weeks at 8am GMT without fail.
At the moment, I am focusing on being consistent and holding myself accountable whilst learning how to edit videos. Eventually, I would like to see it grow into a space where I can showcase my creativity as a photographer and also feature a few of my friends and other creatives that I happen to come across.
From time to time, my children will also be featured as I am a mum and they are part of me. The channel is essentially about photography and my lifestyle as a photographer and a mum. Hence using the ‘mumtographer’ or ‘mumtog’ moniker.
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Here is the last video I uploaded – My First MA Class Presentation (And I Wasn’t Even There)
For those of you who may not know, I am currently in the second year of my MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. This was my first presentation at the beginning of the term to the new students who joined the course. Life happened and I wasn’t able to be there in person, but technology and friends saved the day.