Standard Shift

Yes, I know how to drive a car with a manual transmission. That’s precisely why I’ll never own a car that doesn’t shift itself.

The camera in this picture is an ancient relic that is still capable of producing magnificent photographs. The caveat is that it requires a skilled operator.

The picture of this old thing was created with a phone and processed using software to make it appear that it was captured with an old camera that can shift perspective. Cheap cameras and software can effortlessly achieve a result that used to require a heavy lift.

My days of shifting a camera and a transmission are long passed. This frees me up to spend more time enjoying the drive behind the wheel and behind the camera.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.