I did it! I purchased a proper camera! I’m as of this afternoon the very proud owner of a Sony Alpha350 DSLR Camera. I’m nearing the end of year exams at Uni, but today homework and exam prep were nowhere in my thoughts. I spent my time playing around with my new camera. I ended up taking 312 (!!!!!) pictures just this afternoon. I still have no idea what I’m doing so after my exams I need to start learning more about my camera. My parents are even willing to send me to a photography course to help me out. I’ve always been an advocate of learning by doing so of course I’ll pick up some skills (or I hope so anyway!) in the 2 weeks before then so I can still get better pictures for the blog. Up till now I was using the camera on my Iphone for all my photos and while the camera is pretty good considering it’s a phone, the quality wasn’t really that impressive. Well, that’s certainly going to change! From today on expect heaps of better quality and, at least for a few weeks, an overload of pictures as I can’t resist using my new camera and always have trouble choosing. View at your own discretion: from now on posts are going to be slightly picture heavy!
I thought it would be fun to share a few of my first shots. A few of them show obvious learning points and others I already quite like!
I’m pretty pleased with how they look right now. Perhaps I’ll look back at these in a few months and be “what was I thinking!?!”, but for now…. I’m pleased! Going to take this camera with me everywhere for the next few days. Heading out to the beach tomorrow and to a park for some more pictures. Saturday my sister requested a full out photo shoot (lol! Get a new camera and people expect a pro!) with make-up and the whole shebang. I’m not sure the result will be to impressive, but it’ll be a great experience and get me more comfortable behind the camera. Plus I intend to do one in a few months pretty similar so that I can see my progress 🙂
My mom has already recruited me for every future family gathering to take pictures, because we all agreed we don’t have nearly enough. Family this is your warning!