So remember back to that Day Zero Project I keep bugging you guys with…
I’ll wait while you rack your brain[cue jeopardy music here…..]
Yup still waiting… It’s ok, I have patience (sometimes)
Oh good you remember!
Yeah Sorry about that but one of the things was to blog about all my feats!
So anyway this is another one!
It was listed under Financial and where it really isn’t anything to do with my Finances per say… it does b/c I had to save money! Oy! In this day and age, Good Luck with that!
Anyway, moving on!
So as you’ve probably heard before or read somewhere or maybe you don’t know but you’re about to find out, I swear my whole life I’ve had a camera in my hand. It started when I was probably 5-7 (latest back memory I think I have) with my old 110mm camera. That’s the type of film it took, you know those big black long roll looking things. Anyway That’s what I had. It was bright red. I wish I had a picture of it, but I don’t. But it was sooooooooooo cool! Well by those standards it was, I think kids now days would think I was nuts for being so excited… 🙁 oh well!
So then I progressed up to using my dad’s 35mm camera (both of them), and then on to a Polaroid. You know the ones that spit out the images Right On The Spot! Eventually I went to the Kodak Advantix and I loved that camera so much! It went everywhere with me and when My first one died, I got a second one. In fact I still have it somewhere but it got dropped and the back display, well it doesn’t work so well anymore. I also learned that bug spray that is 100 proof will eat away at the plastic… and on watches, but that’s another story for another time!
So finally in college my parents bought me a Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera. I don’t know why but I hated that camera. The memory card was so small on it that I couldn’t hardly take any photos and downloading them on your computer was a PITA! But alas, I finally changed my tune when I got a memory card reader and a bigger card the year I graduated college. I was in heaven! In fact I took over 500 pictures when I went to NYC that year. Then I lost the stupid battery charger for it and she laid dead for over a year until I found it again, but by that time I’d moved on to a Canon Point and Shoot. Scratched the lens on it and alas bought this gem…
Then as a wedding present we acquired this… The telephoto lens.
looking here the 18-55mm lens looks roughly the same size as the 70-300mm lens
So as you can see, I was basically a Canon girl. PC was a Nikon boy. They usually say you are one or the other. I can see that, they are the same but different. So when I signed up for my photography class Evelyn was there too and she bought a Nikon D5000. To say I was envious, really I wasn’t because I had my dSLR too. But I did take a couple photos with her camera. It was nice, but it wasn’t basic either so that’s to be expected.
Well PC being a Nikon fan he really wanted a Nikon dSLR. I wanted to upgrade my Canon dSLR… decisions decisions. And the sucky part, if we changed, you can’t interchange lenses :(…
Well one of my 101 in 1001 was to get an upgrade to my dSLR, Enter Craig’s List. I love Craig’s List! When you own things, you don’t want anymore or have no need for, it’s a great place to get rid of them because someone always wants something! I got enough money to get my upgrade! And what did I go with, a Nikon. haha…
And since we are friends, please don’t judge the way I look. This was late at night and I was ready for bed!
We have had so much fun playing around with the settings on this camera and trying to figure it all out. Now who wants a photoshoot? We need
victims helpers to pose for us.
Oh and the biggest decision, keep the Canon, upgrade the Canon or sell the Canon and lenses and buy another Nikon. Decisions Decisions……..
Oh and if any of you want this fine piece of artwork here, framed, matted and signed please by all means contact me! I won’t charge you your next born child… LOL
Peace, Love and weirdness (on my part)