Three and a half years ago, I recieved a mobile phone as a gift. I'd never owned one before, being the gadget phobe that I am. As soon as I unwrapped it, the novelty of making phone calls on the go didn't interest me half as much as another of it's handsome features - being able to take digital photo's and uploading them to the computer. Oh the possibilites!
I had recently discovered a new place, blogland! And being equipped with digital photo taking equipment meant I could settle into a little home in this new wonderful place and start a blog. I didn't take me more than a couple of months to realise I needed to keep up with the joneses and get a more schmancy camera. I picked out a small point and shoot ( a Canon IXUS8015 ) and carried on snapping and blogging for the next three years.
But finally, I have decided that it might be time to get all professional and bring out the big guns, so I have succumbed to life behind a new lens - the Nikon D7000.
I'll be honest. This camera scares the life out of me, so many buttons with weird images on them. But even the camera doesn't scare me half as much as the manual. I like to open it up of an evening and pretend I'm reading but really I'm thinking 'I haven't a clue what any of this stuff means'.
So, while I work that bit out and pretend I am a proper photographer, you will just have to put up with my efforts to use it so far. I feel safe in Scene mode - Hi - which floods the darkest corners of my home with light, like this.
A bit more quality and sadly a lot more reality (is my house really this dusty?)
You might even get to see corners of this house previously too dark and far too blurry to see the light of day.
If anyone needs me, I'll be here, pretending I know what I'm doing.