Carla Binder honestly can’t remember a time when she wasn’t fascinated by photography. As a very young child she loved looking through old family photos and viewing images with the stereoptic viewer her Mammy had. Then she started taking her own family photos with her little110 camera. She was unleashed. Every single person who visited her house was placed on the couch and photographed for posterity. They all laugh now, but her family was well documented. For her high school graduation present Carla finally received a “real” camera, a Konica Autoreflex TC. The family still wasn’t safe, especially while getting acquainted with her new camera. Carla still has that Konica and plans on having some adventures with it this year.
When we entered the digital age Carla was a little hesitant, however, it wasn't long until she was outfitted with her first digital camera, a Canon PowerShot Elph. Since then she’s added a Canon G1X to her bag and uses both of these cameras for all of her photography. Carla says “They’re both point-and-shoot digital cameras that I enjoy because they allow me to take wonderful photos without weighing me down with equipment and accessories. I shoot for fun and strictly for my enjoyment.” Carla’s had to become a bit more stealthy at family events these days and has given up the couch as her major prop, but her family still tends to shy away when she pull out her cameras.
Besides documenting family events, Carla loves being able to explore the outdoors searching for that fantastic shot. Over the last several years, one of her favorite places to visit has been Winterthur in Delaware. “It’s a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the gardens, plus there are so many photo opportunities around every corner. I encourage you to visit if you haven’t already. In the meantime...enjoy my “Love of Winterthur”. ”
Featured Photographer for February - Carla Binder
Join us at our next monthly meeting to hear Phil Voystock talk about accessories and what to look for when buying them.
Thursday, February 26th 2015, at 7:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071.