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Photography as Therapy

I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.

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One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

I took this photo while I was in my wheelchair at the grocery store. I hate that I still have to use it, but walking for more than a few minutes causes me too much pain and the tingling in my legs gets worse. So for now it is what it is. One advantage that… Continue reading One Shot with Aly : Shopping in the Time of Covid

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Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

I’ve been feeling extremely tired lately I think from the medication I am on for Crohn’s Disease, and just from the disease in general. It’s been really challenging for me to go out in the summer heat to take photos. I can’t really explain the type of fatigue that comes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It’s… Continue reading Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2

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One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

This picture was taken with my Nikon F or I should say one of my Nikon F’s. I had the waist level finder attached for some shots I took in the grocery store. I’ll talk about that in another blog, but I wanted to talk about this shot because I found that the waist level… Continue reading One Shot With Aly – these Boots are made for Walkin’

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One Shot with Aly – the Abandoned Hotel

Nikon F Fujicolor Pro 400H This beautiful hotel was built in Stuart, Florida in the 1970s. It is one of the few old buildings left in the area. It is located on the water next to a boat store, and I pass it every week when I go to the chiropractor. Every-time I pass it… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – the Abandoned Hotel

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One Shot with Aly – Pride Month

Think about having to come out to family, which is essentially announcing the way you chose to love another person. I would just like you to imagine having to fear holding hands in public, or to be told that God considers you to be evil.

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One Shot with Aly – the Triangle House

This shot was taken with my Canon FTb on Ilford HP5 400 film. I am working on a review/article about my experience with this camera so I took it along with me to a doctors appointment. I was in a moving car when I quickly took this picture. I pass this house every time I… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – the Triangle House

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One Shot With Aly – Typewriter on FP4

The shot above was taken with my Rolleiflex Automat while the Rolleikin was still installed, so this is 35mm Ilford FP4 125 film. You can read more about that set up here.This typewriter was passed on to me from my Great Aunt Frances before she passed away, and the hat was given to me by… Continue reading One Shot With Aly – Typewriter on FP4

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One Shot with Aly

Being a Floridian, the heat and humidity become so unbearable this time of year, not to mention the incessant downpours, that I will have to become really creative if I want to scratch that itch of taking photos daily. So I set up a black velvet sheet, with two light boxes, a tripod, and took many shots with some sunflowers.