talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick


Published 26 Dec 2016 – Updated 11 Feb 2018

year in review

Here we are – nearly at New Years Day, our annual reminder that we're all slowly approaching our deaths. As the heavy drinking drowns our sorrows, so does it turn our reflection inward, and cause us to self-evaluate. We realize how little we've accomplished, and to what degree we've let ourselves down. Our failings are laid plain before us, and so we resolve to "do better" next year. We share our resolutions with others, in the forlorn hope that somehow our friends will make our commitments hold.

Are you having a bad day or something?

I shot several thousand photos in 2016, using a wide variety of cameras. I shot digitally, and using many types of film. I shot photos on photo excursions, on business trips, on days off, on my commute, on vacation, while at work, in abandoned malls, in busy hubs of activity. My love affair with photography continued strong.

Here's all the cameras and lenses I used in 2016

But did I get any better?

Maybe. You tell me. Below are my 20 strongest photos from this year, in the order in which I shot them.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".