Well, to answer my own question…no, I do not. I am a lover of photography and I call myself an aspiring photographer but I am a long way from being a professional. But over the last month I’ve been thinking about how I say that I love photography (see picture above) but yet I rarely talk about in on this blog
Here are a few of the thing that have held me back:
We have 2 lenses for our Nikon D200…one came with the camera and one was purchased separately. My husband can’t wait until he can buy some new lenses! The one on the right is a Nikon 18-70mm AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens and the one on the left is a Nikon 70-300mm AF Nikkor Zoom Lens. I know that sounds really technical and complicated. I’ve been told what all of that information means but do I remember…no!
What these lenses mean to me in non technical terms:
1) The lens on the right is the one I use 99.9% of the time for my blog. It captures a wider angle but doesn’t zoom very much so I have to be able to get close enough to the object I am photographing.
2) The lens on the left I use when I need to be able to zoom in on the subject. I use it when we are outdoors and I am taking pictures of my kids being kids. I also use it when I want a close up shot of an object where the object is clear and the background is fuzzy..
This is the accessory I
can’t live without use the most. It is a Nikon SB-600 Speedlight which is an external flash. It attaches to the top of the camera. In this picture it is laying on its side…the part on the right can tilt and turn so that the flash can be bounced off different things. By bouncing the flash off a wall or the ceiling, I get added light without the harsh look & shadows from the pop up flash.
I also use my Nokia C7 Astound cell phone a lot when I am taking snapshots. It has an 8 megapixel camera with a LED flash. It is one of the main reasons I chose this phone. We also have a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS. I haven’t used this camera a lot but it is nice to have around as a back up camera. It is also less bulky than the Nikon so it is easier to carry around. It does have manual controls on it which is really cool!
So, there you have it…my cameras. I would love to have a new Nikon & some lenses so if you happen to work for Nikon and want to sponsor The Gunny Sack that would be fantastic! Or if you just have some extra Nikon equipment laying around and want someone to take it off your hands that would work too! Until then I will keep loving our D200 and hope that it has many years left!
Are you interested in learning how I make my pictures? Is there anything specific you would like me to talk about regarding photography?