Then I started using a point and shoot Elph with that new fancy cartridge film (what is that called?), and then moved to a couple of different digital cameras that have been okay. But I just don't take good photos with them for whatever reason. And I think that having a slightly larger camera means I remember to take it with me (but we will test that theory now).
So, I've thought about a digital SLR for a little while now. I didn't know what to get - Canon or Nikon? Well, there is a Pentax option that gets great reviews AND that I can use my old 50mm 1:2 lens with the K mount with. And other old Pentax lenses that may not be too expensive nowadays but would be fun to try (my dad apparently has a collection so I asked him to go through and see if there was anything interesting. I'm pretty sure he has a nice wide angle lens...)
I asked for the Pentax K-r for my birthday - and now I have one! And I've learned that I have forgotten most of what I once knew about taking photos (which wasn't a huge amount to begin with), and digital introduces new concepts. But I have been playing a little with it, just around the house so far...I'm trying the manual mode rather than preset auto modes (of which there are several).
|Cody in a semi-dark bedroom|
|close shot of my birthday bouquet|
|this is the same shot, cropped to show more detail...|
|And even more cropping - the image maintains nice detail even sized for the web at 60% quality.|
A couple of different versions of the same shot of our front door from the couch - it will be fun to play with the composition of photos with different settings.
So much fun!! Thank you to Mr. Wonderful, Teen Wonder, and Wild Thing!! I just asked for one present this year so they all pitched in (especially Mr. Wonderful). xoxoxoxo
I need a camera case for my new baby - if anyone knows of a great pattern for making one please let me know. I'm thinking I could adapt a diaper bag or box pouch pattern or combine elements somehow...
(linked to Sarah's Whoop Whoop! because I actually did get a new post in on a Friday)