Introducing the Sony Mavica.

I think this may be the silly season for Street Photography blogs. As Covid-19 becomes more prevalent, many of us are finding Street Photography to be an increasingly perilous task. Today I tried going out, taking photos, and not touching my face. Firstly, I concluded that not touching my face is impossible. Secondly, the highlight of any street/ travel photography session is a cup of hot sweet Indian ‘chai’, or a cold mango kulfi, both of which include a lot of finger action. Anyway, I’ve been trawling through my archives, where my personal journey into digital photography started, in 2002 with the Sony Mavica.

Purchase one of these, and you will never have to worry about large file sizes again.

The Sony Mavica was the first digital camera I ever used. It saved the photos you took straight to a floppy disk and was powered by AA batteries. I don’t think the version I used would have been the first model, which came out in 1998. The camera was not mine, but was purchased by the school I was working at (Thornberry Middle School, in Lancing, UK). I can’t remember if I actually had permission to take it home with me, and suspect it was on an unofficial loan!

Floppy Disks

The photo I was going to post featured my eldest son, on the first day he rode a bike. This image appears to have been lost, which demonstrates the importance of properly backing up your work. Due to my negligence you are now presented with a photo of me and my rather fabulous looking wife. I’m not sure if my looks have improved, but the quality of digital images certainly has!

What is your oldest digital photo? Feel free to email them in and I can put them up on a page.

Take care and keep clicking, Chris

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