Once upon a time, I decided to finally buy myself a new camera. I had my eye on some different models, but the Nikon D7000 came up on a great sale on Best Buy, and I had to jump on it. This was on New Year’s Eve. My baby was turning 2 months old and I psyched myself out, telling myself how many amazing baby photos I could take of him with this great camera.
I got so excited that I proceeded to buy all sorts of accessories for it. I got a MOD camera strap, a camera case, a camera cleaning kit, a nifty fifty lens, a memory card, and even some back up batteries. Happy (early) birthday to me, right!?
A little while after I got it, I even charged up the battery, attached the strap, loaded everything neatly in the camera bag, and looked at a bunch of Youtube videos and blog tutorials on how to use this new DSLR toy.
Fast forward to May 15. That was the first day I actually turned my camera on and used it. Go ahead and pick your jaw up off of the ground. Yes, I’m serious. I know. I’m insane.
You see, learning all about this new camera is like learning a new language. It’s a new technology I have zero familiarity with. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist, and the idea of using this beauty in AUTO mode gave me the heebie jeebies. Guess what? I’m over it.
I’ll use it with training wheels until I get enough confidence to venture out. I’ll probably take a class eventually, too. Maybe one of my local blogger friends will feel sorry for me and give me some pointers out of pure pity. Hey, I’ll take what I can get!
Until then, you get to see my world the way that my camera thinks you should see it. That’s good enough for me. For now.