Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Move Over Kodak

I've been playing with a digital camera rather than attending to my blog post. I didn't think it would take this long. Sorry this posted late. Opps.

Maybe I'm too 'old school' but I enjoy using my 35mm camera much more than this one. Perhaps I'll mess with it more and get the feel of it.

There is something about the weight of a camera (mine is from the early 1980s) around my neck that says, I'm here to take pictures -- not snapshots.

I like sizing up the shot, flicking the release on the bayonet mount lens and switching to the desired lens. I like deciding if this photo shoot needs the auto winder, a tripod, or just me. I like the feel as I spin the lens rings to find the focus. I like being able to adapt the aperture to just the look I'm after.

Frankly, I know I need to read the manual a couple more times. And the software that comes with the thing is so 'dummy proof' that it isn't easy to use. Why do they always assume we don't want to make choices and decide things? Yeah, I know, I'm the first one to contact tech support when I need help. But seriously, it is much easier to take an on-the-go snapshot with my $18.00 cell phone. And it plays MP3 too!

I have no idea what I was going to write before I got sidetracked, but here is a picture of the foothills (are they foothills if there are no mountains???) with snow on them at Sierra Vista last week.


  1. You'll have to teach me about photography - any good shots I take are usually just luck!

  2. Oh sure! But today's pic is a snapshot, not a photograph. Look on my website and book video for some better photos. Photography is mostly composition. A good photo can be taken with any camera. But not any picture is a good photo. I need to learn a whole lot more about digital photography.