New DSLR camera.

Over Christmas I was given a DSLR Camera. This is something that I have wanted for quite a while. I used a SLR camera in the past and although I really liked the photographs that I took with it, they were just snapshots.  I mean I just took the standard things, pictures of my family etc, in automatic mode. I couldn’t learn how to use the camera properly because well it just wasn’t possible to experiment without taking rolls and rolls of film and getting that developed.

I’m much happier with the new situation, I’ve taken over 800 photographs since Christmas day.  Most are not good In fact I would go so far to say that a much smaller percentage of them are keepers but that’s just because I couldn’t take risks in the past. I’ve got some things together that I don’t know that I’d ever have tried before and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it.

I do want to get better though.  I really do, a college of mine at work is also very interested in getting a DSLR.  Sure its going to be more expensive than mine and I’ll probably be jealous but its going to be great to have someone to talk to who’s also sharing the same interests. He’s primarily interested in long exposures as far as I can tell. Anyway he sent me a link to Digital Photography School which I think has some wonderful learning resources on it. To be honest he just sent me a link to some wonderful examples of long exposures.

Anyway that’s pretty much it for the moment.  I’m going to post a couple of examples of photographs that I’ve taken that I wouldn’t have taken before later.  Don’t be too critical I’m just learning.

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