Thursday, 29 July 2010
Photography Digital SLR
A few holidays later, a couple more children and a new batch of grey hairs on the side of my ageing head and I would appear to have become captured by the photography bug.
As a family, while our children are still so young we visit one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, for our family holiday's; the Lake District. The first digital camera I took to the Lake District on holiday was the Samsung L600, a very simple point and shoot 6.0 mega pixel device. At the time it took pleasing photos, but of course the camera could only do what I was setting it up to do. I promised myself that I would invest in a better camera for the following year as I was really enjoying the shots I was getting.
The next camera was a Fuji FinePix 5700, which had all the characteristics of a Digital SLR but was not one. This camera took some really beautiful photos and this time I found myself getting up at 04:00 in the morning to capture sun rises over the lakes. However the first time I done this I found myself sat on the lake side with thirty odd budding photographers, only they had these massive cameras on tripods and there was I trying to hide what was by now the equivalent of my manhood. It was at this point that I decided to once again rethink the equipment I owned.
So I have now bought myself a standard Digital SLR the Nikon D5000 a standard 18 - 55mm lens, along with a telephoto zoom lens 55 - 200mm, tripod, a few filters, lens hood, camera bag and I am good to go. WRONG!!! it wouldn't matter if I owned the finest camera equipment in the world, I am the idiot who needs to be taught how to use the camera, otherwise I might as well be still using my Samsung L600 point and shoot.
So this is where you guys come in, any advice or tips would be so welcomed. I am off on my holidays two weeks from today to the Lake District once again and this time I would really love to take some stunningly beautiful landscape and wildlife Macro images. So what would you advice me to do. I am reading up as much as I can on photography but I still think that old fashioned experience will always lead the way.