I was starting to experience inconsistent light readings and shutter issues, so it was time to bit the bullet and get a new camera. I look forward to learning how recent advances in camera design and functionality will improve my ability to help you and others see the refugee highway up close and personal.
Images like the one on the header of this blog play an essential role in helping those who support and pray for the work of IAFR to understand the contexts in which we serve. In this way, my camera serves as an eye to the refugee highway.
I am the chief photographer and publications department of IAFR and I look forward to seeing how this new friend (photo) will capture honest and captivating images that document stories of human suffering and resilience in our times.
As you probably know, cameras are not cheap. If you would like to help cover the costs of this Sony a7 III, just make a special donation to IAFR designated for “Tom Albinson”. Click here to donate online now.
I took a few experimental photos this weekend. Lots to learn, but I am very happy with what this camera is able to capture. I am looking forward to taking it on my upcoming visit to our team in France in September and then to Kakuma in October. In the meantime, I will keep learning and practicing…
Above: Motorcycle on Main Street. Henderson, MN.
Above: A backyard sunflower (planted by a bird) struggles to cope with the droughtAbove: Minnesota native wild sunflowers appear to be taking flight in our backyardAbove: A late bloomer in its glory (backyard)