Thanks to Lauren's shout-out on her blog last week I felt pretty motivated to go ahead and start on the 365 project. These things, of course, are much more fun when you know you will have friend or two to share it with. It's also easier to stay on task when you also feel accountable to someone else (even you make up that accountability to someone else in order to actually be accountable to yourself. It's all about the mind tricks people.). It didn't sound that hard, after all, but by saturday I found myself ready to give up already because I suddenly had no idea what to take a photo of. Then I decided that the real problem wasn't me, it was my camera's fault for no longer providing me with that lovin' feelin'. So, then I found myself looking at new DSLR's, then I found myself looking at mirrorless cameras, then I found myself all sorts of confused (some claim dslrs are becoming obsolete, but I don't know about that. however I didn't believe those before that that said film would (largely) become obsolete). In the end I found myself doing my taxes to see what kind of camera I could afford with my tax returns (deductions. camera - future deduction). At least my downward spiral resulted in getting a dreaded task completed. Hurray!
I am still on the fence about which camera to get . . . I am not loyal to any brand as many people are, but I think I am ready for a long term committed relationship. I started with a canon AE-1 back in the day when I took a couple years of photography in college, learning both photography and working in the darkroom in tandem. Later I switched to a Pentax K-1000 and that is probably my most favorite camera that I have ever used; I have since compared every photo to what it might have looked like with that old metal beast and some deadly chemicals. But those deadly chemicals terrified me and I eventually tore down my darkroom and sold it off. After that I made the switch to DSLR and got a Canon eos rebel xt. I still use it though I have been over it for the last couple years; in fact I never really loved it. With that I never invested in canon lenses, so I am open - open to suggestions, hint hint. I am leaning towards sticking with dslr and maybe getting a used body . . . maybe canon 60d or nikon d7000 / d90? That way I can put money towards that wide angle lens I have been dreaming of for the last couple years. Or simply getting a new (aka not used) entry level kit (canon t3i / nikon 5100). What camera/s do you use? Any things I might think about when shopping for one?
Hope you all had a great weekend! I had a scare this weekend when all of my pinterest boards disappeared for about 36 hours. I thought my days with pinterest were over. My weekend ended on the perfect note of relaxing on my sofa watching the season premiere of downton abbey, the wait is over!