I did it. I splurged. I BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA!!
I’m beside myself I’m so excited. Now I cannot promise that I will miraculously be able to take stunning photographs overnight, but I do promise to work on my photography. I know next to nothing about photography and, to be quite honest, up until now I wasn’t really interested in learning. I know people who are very talented photographers but when they start talking f-stop and aperture my eyes glaze over and my brain shuts down.
It’s not that I’m not interested but rather that it seems HARD to understand. I’m not good with things I don’t understand quickly or don’t feel I have an instant aptitude for. If it feels like work, I’m just not that interested. It’s a mental laziness I recognize in myself, and I’m not proud of it.
In buying a new camera I’m hoping that it will force me to figure some of this stuff out. Perhaps it will prod me to figure out the Greek gibberish that is white balance and ISO so that I’ll be able to do better.
This is a photo taken with the new camera. It’s pretty much auto-everything except for the Macro setting. It’s much clearer than photos I’ve done in the past.
THIS makes me happy. This is so clear you can see the glitter encased in the glass. It’s so clear you want to reach out and touch it….or drool on it. This is a necklace that I received as a Christmas gift and I’m totally enthralled with it. I can’t stop touching it. It’s smooth and silky and has this warm weight to it that makes it a pleasure to wear. I’m so glad the photo does it justice.
So now I’ve just got to memorize the owner’s manual and take pictures….tons and tons of pictures. There’s no better way to learn, and learn I must. I’m no longer able to be a whiner and complain I don’t have the right equipment. Hmmm…..not sure if I like that. *grin*