Thursday, August 2, 2007

I bought a camera...


OK, I finally broke down and spent my money on a new camera! A Nikon D40! It is an entry level Digital SLR and I love it. Of course I still have a lot to learn about al that it can do, but I can already see the advantage of taking pictures with the Nikon. The kit lens is fantastic. It is an 18-55 Wide Angle lens that is great for closeups and snapshots. I am excited to get a nice telephoto lens so that I can pull in some of those great shots. Actually, I really want the ability to get close to Maddie and Caroline during school programs, church musicals, soccer games, tennis matches, etc. Our previous camera is great for snapshots, but just did not cut it for anything more than 20 feet away.

It has been a long time since I was excited about photography. I took some classes in college, but the professor hated every picture I ever turned in to him. At that point in time, I gave up taken pictures of random things. I became a very pointed photographer. I only took pictures of important things like family events, vacations, etc. My Dad was an amateur photographer when I was a kid. I received a Nikon 4004S 35mm Camera when i graduated from High School from my parents. it is still one of my prized positions. It has taken 1000's of pictures with that camera and it still works perfectly.

i am again excited about taking pictures of random things...

BUT...I am no Jaki Good ;)

2 comments:

lauren. said...

i am very impressed martin. =)

David Gannon said...

Dude did you take that pic?.... Lets play some tennis on Sunday...