I have been saving and saving and saving and finally, last week I bought my first real-live, grown-up camera.
I’ll admit, it sat in the box for a few days as I tried to create the perfect moment for unpacking it. I envisioned leisurely hours of reading the manuals and watching the DVDs; arranging and rearranging the lenses and accessories in its little satchel. The reality is that I carved out a half-hour between Little League and karate practice to rip open the boxes, charge the battery and leave the packaging torn and forgotten in the middle of my studio floor.
It’s still there.
I did manage to get the battery charged, the lens clicked in, and the SD card inserted so I could at least start snapping photos in Auto Mode. My fear is that if I start in Auto Mode I will never take the time to read all those manuals and figure out what the heck I’m doing. I did figure out which lens to use for far away, and which lens to use for everything else (my only choices at the moment) and have been packing it around and pointing it at my children (one willing, one reluctant).
So, here’s what a week of pictures looks like in the hands of a very amateurish amateur. Any photography books or blogs would you recommend?!