Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Never Say Never
I have always been a firm believer in point and shoot technology. I always used to say that I would NEVER get a digital SLR camera. They were too big, too bulky, but most of all to SCARY. Well, after much reading and searching and agonizing I have decided on what camera I am going to get. A Nikon D40! That's right, you heard me, I am buying a DSLR, Lord help me. I am going to take the plunge into the SLR world. I am terrified yet excited.
I came to realize that maybe the kind of photos I want to take have gone beyond what a regular point and click camera can provide.Even the super zooms like the Canon S5, nice as they are, don't have the versatility I need. The photos I have been taking are pretty good, considering that they were taken on a little HP photosmart stick in your pocket special. I have just gotten lucky. I think I could do better though, but I have found that means I need to turn in a different direction. It's time to stop being stubborn. It's time to stop being a whiny wuss. It's time I take the plunge into the DSLR world. It should be an adventure......a very expensive adventure, but and adventure none the less.
So, that being decided, I have also decided that I am going to start selling some of my prints. There are some craft fairs here in Kotzebue around Christmas time. I am going to get some 8x10 and 5x7 prints made and mat them. If they sell they sell...if they don't they don't. I figure if they do sell maybe it can support my potential lens habit. That way I don't have to sell one of my kidneys.