Despite my love of all things instant photography, I have often marveled at the beautiful colours, clarity and effects created with ‘proper’ cameras. It was always my intention to buy a DSLR camera, buy the vast range, conflicting advice and high prices made me wary, especially seeing as I’d never even used a DSLR! Aperture, ISO, AF, bokeh, f-stop….what did it all mean??? And lenses – the description of which seemed like an incomprehensible jumble of letters and numbers with the occasional recognizable phrase such as ‘macro’ or ‘wide angle’ thrown in were equally as daunting – sometimes even more so as I read the repeated phrase, ‘It’s all about the glass!’
Finally though I had my chance – my mum has recently bought a Nikon D5200 and was happy to let me play when I visited. Here are a few of the resulting shots. Most are SOOC, I’ve indicated where editing has been used.
So, having practiced and researched I took the plunge and have now bought myself a new camera…but not a DSLR. But I’ll leave that topic for another blog…
Thanks for reading,