Tragic Accident and a Resolution
There was a tragic accident in our house last week. I gravely injured a member of my blogging team. Granted, this member’s work was a little questionable, and I never really connected with him the way I had with the previous job holder. But, honestly folks, it was an accident. I dropped our camera on a hard laminate floor covering an even harder concrete foundation and jammed the lens casing while snapping photos of my geography artwork. I felt really bad. Especially when I realized the impact my clumsiness would have on our wallet. See, in our household, a digital camera borders on a necessity. I blog. And, we have a little one who is constantly doing snapshot worthy things, evolving daily, and constantly undertaking adventures worthy of chronicling. Plus, I dropped the camera at the worst possible time; right before a 3-day holiday weekend filled with memories and ample time for projects/blogging. Ugh!
So, on Friday, Edward and I scrapped our plans for grocery shopping and basic car maintenance for camera repair scouting. Turns out, repairing the injury I inflicted was quite pricey – I got three estimates and all of them were basically the same. In fact, it almost made more sense to buy a new camera.
While I didn’t intentionally break the camera, this was a great opportunity. You see, I never liked our old camera. It was complicated and was loaded with way too many settings. And, I never thought it took very good pictures. I was constantly having to edit photos in editing software. It was a lot of work. I wanted something that was truly point and click. I decided I needed professional help in picking out just the right camera, so I headed to a store where all they sell is cameras and accessories.
Previously, I had this camera.
I explained to the sales girl what I needed: easy to use, great photos and the ability to record videos. And what I didn’t need: a large zoom range, tons of bells and whistles, etc. She showed me a couple of options. I settled on this.
So far, I love it. It recognizes your lighting and subject and adjusts settings automatically. It also has a panoramic feature, which our old camera didn’t. Thursday, I will feature my first photos shot with my new camera, so stay tuned.
As for my resolution…I have noticed that my photos are less than stellar. In fact, I am a little ashamed of the pictures featured on my blog. I always blamed it on my camera, but that wasn’t entirely fair. The fact is, I don’t know much about photography. But, I have started to read up. Moving forward, I hope you see improvement in photo quality. I am vowing, here and now, to make an effort to take better pictures and to learn more about photography and photo editing.