SEPTEMBER 2002 – Photographer Mark Zanzig with his Canon camera in British Columbia, Canada. Photo © by Petra Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
As you might have noticed, I have been using my trusted Canon AE-1 Program body with various lenses for almost 25 years, from the early 1980s until 2005. It was a robust, reliable camera that could capture stunning shots on film. I created ten thousands images with this body (and its twin, another AE-1P body which was used by my wife for this photo.)
Like with most SLR and DSLR bodies, the image quality significantly improved with better glass. Though I did not invest into L glass at that time, I had acquired a nice portfolio of lenses, ranging from the 17 mm to the Reflex 500 mm f/8. And many of these I took to Canada for our trip in 2002.
I like this photo because it’s one of the rare images that shows me with a AE-1 Program. And, well, I look so much younger. Serious, yet self-conscious and determined. Gosh, that’s “just” two decades ago, and it’s incredible what has happened since then. High-end digital photography! Ubiquitous Internet! Fibre-optics to the home! Really smart phones! And on the private side: Married Petra, got our beautiful daughter Clara. Bought a house. And many more events that happened during this time.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||September 2002|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||5882 x 3921 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|