(Or “Embracing the Divine Art of Taking Pictures”)
I’m a purist at heart. For ages and forever it was film or nothing.
I can still remember some of the first photos I took with a film camera. I was about 14 and we were at a dirt car-rally. I got these awesome shots of cars flying over dirt mounds… airborne. I was amazed and loved that I could capture those moments.
I don’t have any of my ‘first’ photos (long and sad story), but I have the memories of taking them. In my mind, I can still see the shots as I was taking them… Still see those cars flying.
When the digital-camera revolution hit, it took me ages to come around. Husband tried desperately to talk me in to it.
“The benefits of digital!”, he would say.
“Only film for me – it’s sacrilegious to go digital,” I would reply.
Who in their right mind could ever want to digitally alter a photo. Getting the perfect shot was part of the skill. The thrill. The challenge.
But I’ve made the leap.
Slowly. Somewhat reluctantly. And with a lot of research, I’ve embraced digital. To the point where I’ve invested in a my first DSLR.
And I’m loving it! Wondering “why?” now.
Why did it take me forever to want to learn new skills. The ease of delete. Seeing on your LCD and knowing instantly whether it’s going to be an okay shot, or not.
I’ve taken the leap.
I recommend it…
Tasha has decided that a “365 Challenge” will be one of the best ways of learning her new camera in 2010-2011. All the while she will continue with her jewellery designing (she’s thinking a 52-Week Earring Challenge, keep an eye out!), while she keeps steering her family toward a healthy and organic lifestyle.
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