I hesitate to call writing a hobby. To me it is a ministry. However, I do have a couple of hobbies and between the two, photography is my favorite. I probably am not as good at it as I would like, but I do enjoy it. I find that my favorite subject to photo is nature.
I have a Canon AE-1 SLR 35mm film camera. It has tremendous optics and is made like a tank. I have recently had it refurbished. It is like I now have a brand-new 1976 Canon AE-1! :-)
I also recently added a Yashica-D Twin Lens Reflex camera to my arsenal. It is completely manual. There are no batteries required because it doesn’t even have a light meter in it. I shoot black and white with it. It is the camera that I had in college back in 1969-1971 that I used in a photo-journalism class at Oklahoma State University. It uses 120 film which must be processed by a lab or in a personal darkroom. That is on my wish list. :-)
My wife got me new camera for Christmas (2009). It is a Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. I love it!
I recently (June 26, 2009) acquired a Canon EOS ELAN II camera. It is a 35mm film camera with a 28-80mm Zoom lens. I’m still learning how to use it. Hopefully I will soon be posting some pictures here taken with it.
Some have asked about my technique on taking pictures. I use the Sunny 16 rule.
I also use the Ultimate Exposure Computer , it has never let me down. :-)