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Vintage typewriter



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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at my home a few years ago.
Time
Honestly, I couldn't tell you exactly what time of day this photo was taken - most likely in the evening.
Lighting
There's nothing special with the lighting. It was a quick spur of the moment photo using just the basic lighting in my apartment.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D3100 camera that I had just purchased at the time with a Nikon DX 55-200mm lens.
Inspiration
My husband had brought home this old vintage Underwood typewriter. It's in rough shape, it doesn't work, and it's very heavy. We had no place or purpose for it. But he knows that I love vintage things, and had me in mind with this purchase. It unfortunately sat in the garage. But I still found beauty in it, especially in the keys. When I had first gotten my Nikon D3100, I was inspired to take photos of anything and everything. I challenged myself to at least take one 'random' photo each day just around the house. This just happened to be one of those photos that turned out to be a favorite of mine.
Editing
I honestly processed it in a simple free photo editing program I had found online since I was just starting to learn about photography. I added a sepia tone to give it more of an antique look. The typewriter keys are actually a greenish color.
In my camera bag
I don't have much, as I am an amateur photographer who does this as a hobby. I mainly take photos of what I love - my family and the things that my family enjoy. In my bag I still have my Nikon D3100, the 15-55mm kit lens and my 55-200mm lens. I always have a spare fully charged backup battery with me as well as a charger, and a few memory cards. I also have a low budget speedlight that I purchased on Amazon, but it's rare that I use it. I prefer natural light whenever possible. I know my camera bag isn't all that exciting right now, but I hope to eventually upgrade my camera and some new lenses.
Feedback
I'm probably not the best person to offer photographic advice. I don't have a specific macro lens, but I often use my zoom lens to create similar close up shots to the best that I can. As a hobbyist, when I'm taking photos like this, I try to look at things from new angles and perspectives - ways that you wouldn't normally look at something. Ask yourself, what small detail can I focus on? How can I take this broken, dirty typewriter that everyone else sees as they pass by it at our garage sale and capture what I actually do love about it?

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