On the weekend, I was asked what my favourite genre to photograph…I was a bit lost for words, mainly because I never really thought about it.

I am very much an amateur photographer, but I am very keen…have been for years.

It is a rare occasion where you won’t find me with at least one camera in my bag, if not more.

And lately, I have delved back in film photography…it’s been great fun researching and adding to my vintage camera collection….


But to be honest, I have never really thought about what I love to photograph.

Out of curiosity, I did a search on photography genres…and found that Wikipedia lists 85!

Add on top of that, there are 30 or so different types of photographer!

Well, in terms of type, I can safely say I am a newbie…a beginner on a big learning curve and someone who is thirsty for knowledge.

But in answer to the question I got asked, I have quite a list….

I love photographing sunrises and sunsets…the more glorious the colour, the better…


I love photographing wild weather…sadly, that lightning shot has eluded me so far.

I love capturing our furkids…although they have become somewhat camera shy after years of me snapping away!

I love photographing my husband…documenting his liver transplant story, with his permission, is still one of the most rewarding things I have done.

I love taking candid shots of people, especially family and friends…I am not into posed portraits.

I love photographing this city we live in…especially the colourful laneways and hidden places…


Hell, who am I kidding…I just love capturing what my eyes see.

And going back to film has meant the whole process of taking photos has slowed down, as each shot is precious.

I ask myself “is this a view I want to preserve”, rather then taking images in rapid succession as is the tendency when using a digital camera.

And I am learning so much about the basics of photography…something which is often lost in this modern digital world.

I can’t imagine being stuck in one genre…there is too much to explore!

The biggest decision I have is which camera and format to use….my backpack on the weekend consisted of a Zeiss Ikon Contina 1a (1954), a Yashica Mat-124G (1971), a Go Pro Hero 4 Silver plus a vintage Gossen light meter and a supply of films.

Oh, and I took the photo on my beloved Fuji X100s…I mean, a girl can never have too many cameras…


Do you have a certain genre you love to photograph? Digital or film?

Share in the comments below as I would love to know?