Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”
~ Charles Mingus

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In Case You Were Wondering . . .

The owner of Kodak (George Eastman) named his company after the sound the he thought the camera shutter made.

Saying Hello Again to an old friend.

A new camera. Wait, let me restate that. A NEW CAMERA!!!!!!!

A Nikon D5000 to be specific.
It's middle of the road as far a DSLRs go, but it is still sexy . . . and complicated.

I've neglected photography for a while now. Other than goofing around with a point and shoot digital, I haven't seriously shot anything in years. There is so much to learn and relearn with this equipment. It's daunting and thrilling at the same time.

I held off buying a serious digital for quite some time. I own a 35mm film camera - a late 80s Minolta model - as well as a medium format - OLD model Hasselblad - . No more film to buy, no more chemicals, no more taking over the bathroom for hours at a time. When it comes to digital, I admit I am more than a novice. And working with a photomanagement program? Well, let's say it's going to take some practice.

I am excited to play with my new toy. And already salivating over accessories and lenses. Between those things, software and a new printer, I hope my pocketbook can handle it.

I am anticipating a renewal of passion for being behind the lense. Be prepared for a peppering of photos found here while I stretch out my creative muscles and get back into the swing of things.

Friday, January 15, 2010

In Case You Were Wondering . . .

In the movie trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, all the background swords are made of melted down skateboard wheels