I have always been a point and shoot kind of gal but have often admired photos that my friends post and wonder how they do it? It is said that beautiful photography is 90% photographer and 10% equipment but with shoddy equipment even the best photographer is challenged. When asking around about cameras that my friends use it became clear that many of them use dslr (digital single reflex lens) cameras. Last week I finally broke down and purchased one for myself.
I chose the dslr camera for many reasons, one of the most important is shutter speed - trying to catch my toddler in poses rather than natural activity can be trying. With the dslr camera I have more flexibility. If you are interested in learning more about making the switch there is a whole list of reasons pro and con here.
At the end of the day I want great quality photos and I think my Nikon D-40 will help me to deliver. I have a learning curve of course but wanted to share one shot with you that I am especially proud. I took this photo of Mekhi in the bathtub the first day I had my camera.
I love the way the light hits my son and combined with his expression I think this photo is a winner. I plan on sharing more photos and hopefully my progression from someone that knows nothing about photography to actually applying things I learn will be evident.
What camera are you using? Have you studied photography at all or do you just point, shoot and wish for the best?