Thursday, 18 February 2010

Snap snap snap




I've been naughty.


I've bought myself a new camera. A rather expensive (for me, anyway) new camera. It arrived yesterday and I'm completely smitten. It's love at first sight. I predict that this is one love affair that won't end in heartbreak and me gaining two stone by stuffing myself with pork pies.

It's going to take me a while to figure out how to use it properly (I've only ever had point and shoots before now), hence the slightly out of focus nature of the photo above. I've wanted a decent camera for years but have always been too afraid of spending such a huge amount of money on something that is, essentially, a luxury. After my car it's the most expensive thing I've ever bought. Frightening.

Still, it's a fairly major thing to cross off my Big 50 list. I just need to learn how to use it now.

Any hints, tips, suggestions of things I need to buy (extra lenses? I got an 18mm-55mm one with the camera) and links to helpful sites would be appreciated.

For now, I give you the second photo I took with it last night. Well interesting I'm sure you'll agree...


6 comments:

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Wow, I know exactly NOTHING about cameras, but I LOVE that picture you took of the light fixture! Brilliant! Good luck and have fun!

miss*H said...

I wish I had a fancy camera like that..then maybe I'd be able to take pictures in focus. You should ask HecticStilettos on twitter. She takes fab pictures and is really into her photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbarbieexperience/

Helen said...

AFNM - Aww thankyou! I'm strangely proud of it!

H - I've added her as a contact and will look through her stuff later. Ta!

smidge said...

Im very jealous, i'd love a fancy camera. I always steal my mate Robs off him at parties and take random portraits.

Like this

Barry - haha
http://www.flickr.com/photos/solen/3322888462/in/set-72157614628765914/

Helen said...

Hahaha love that photo! Bless 'im!

I've wanted one for so long and I just snapped on Valentine's Day and ordered it!

P said...

I don't even have ANY sort of camera - I just have to use my phone to take pictures. I'm jealous!