@plragde@lindsey@regehr@rainer sorry to barge in here but i have this 100% real book which i, as an adult, find delightful. i think the target audience is probably more like 10 though, and includes timely topics in cs like mechanical turk.
@stillmoms@siracusa renting an a6600 or an fuji x100v or what have you would go a long way especially if you only pack two lenses (can’t speak to the ricohs). i loved the rx100 but the biggest flaw is the “startup time.” if you’re mostly shooting wide a cheap pancake gets you pretty far when you’re in a dense area like tokyo or kyoto and makes it a lot easier to carry one-handed and then you only need to worry about recharging at night. when you get out of the city a longer lens can be nice but you’re basically only packing that, not really a whole lot more gear. i wouldn’t bring a full sized a7 unless you’re committed, i brought one to hawaii and it felt like too much most of the time (i still liked it, but i knew what i was getting into), but the a6000+16mm and 35mm that lived in my backpack i took to japan felt just right and never really got in my way. for context, here are my lightroom stats for that trip, almost entirely 16mm the whole time. https://flickr.com/photos/72809415@N00/sets/72157667936868875
@chipzel feel like the “comes in three” visual trope here is usually on the left there’s a headshot of you looking to the right or a photo on the far right of the back or your head, something like that ymo album. i do dig the trading card thing though.
ever since i first heard it in ~2005 or so, this song by naomi hall has been an intrusive thought that revisits me at the absolute most inappropriate times. i just have to share it here. i looked it up a while ago and it turned out that it had been rerecorded and in my opinion those new versions lack the joie de vivre of this original.