I am so excited! I have been unhappy with my camera for some time. I even bought one of those fancy, new Samsung phones in the hopes it could replace my not so good camera. Unfortunately, I can't load any of the beautiful pictures it takes. I have gone in to Verizon, twice, to get help and even THEY can't get them to load on my blog.
I have been researching various cameras. Even when it is working well, my camera won't take close ups with any clarity. The telephoto will zoom in on a subject but there is a loss of clarity there, also. After seeing some of the beautiful shots from two local bloggers ( http://bluecountrymagic.blogspot.com/ and http://www.theblueridgegal.com/) I wanted to do better. My $69 camera from Walmart was no longer good enough. Granted, when I started this blog I didn't know if I was going to like it and I didn't know whether I would stick with it. Now that it appears to be a new obsession of mine, I want to step up my game, as it were.
I am not extremely proficient with a camera. Back in my journalism student days, and that is a LOOONG way back, I took a photography class. Then I dropped out of said photography class, so don't blame Cal Poly for my expertise, or lack thereof. In fact, I dropped out of Cal Poly all together, so we can neither blame nor credit them with much of anything related to my writing. And while I regret not finishing there, my move led me to FedEx and my husband so I can't regret that.
The point of this ramble is I don't want a fancy camera with f stops and shutter speeds to worry about. I want clear close ups and gorgeous landscapes and that is about it. I want the camera to do the thinking.
Yesterday we ended up at Target to do a bit of shopping and I stopped by the camera desk. I wanted to see if I could learn any more in my research on what kind to get so I could let Lee know what I wanted for Christmas. A sales person offered to help me. Do you hear that??? A SALES person. Wow. That doesn't happen very often.
But he was personable and more important knowledgeable. He takes a lot of close ups in his hobby of model building and puts them on YouTube. He showed me a Sony camera that was similar to his. He knew how it worked and could explain it to me. And it was on sale. Done. I got me a new camera.
I have only had it for a day. And part of that day was spent in charging the battery...and sleeping. I am having fun learning about all the fun things it will do.
Crystal clear distance shots.
And still clear when you zoom in.
Check out these close ups, Mr. Demille
I love this one.
and black and white.
I can't wait to make a new recipe and get some really clear pictures of delicious food. So that you will drool on your keyboards.
This is going to be so fun!