Some of you might have noticed that my images have gotten better. I’d like to say that I’m getting better at photography, but that would be a lie. Well…maybe I’m somewhat improving…but the reason for such a quick improvement is due to my new camera.
This summer I took a trip to the beach. I was working on my Puffy Spike Stitch Bag and had just finished taking pictures on how to do the handles. My energy was drained and decided it was time to take a break and get something to eat.
I went back to my car and drove out to use the restroom and get something to eat. Afterwards, I found a picnic table in a shaded area and decided to do some photo editing. That’s when I realized my camera had gone missing…
I searched my whole car and came up empty handed. It was time to retrace my steps. I searched the beach area and the parking lot where I had been, but still nothing. So I sat back to think what I might have done with it….and it’s amazing how recollecting your thoughts can pin-point exactly what happened.
I remembered my hands had been full when I came back from the beach. And in order to unlock my car I needed to set some things down. Not wanting to bury my camera in my bags, I had carried it in my hand and placed it on the hood of my car.
And that’s where I had left it.
There was no sign of it anywhere now so I went to the lost and found to see if someone had turned it in. And sure enough…someone had.
I was so relieved that it had been found.
However, I soon learned that not only had the camera fallen off my car, but I had also driven over it! What a klutz!!
The camera itself was ruined, but thank goodness my memory card was still safe and sound.
Perhaps it was meant to happen because I went out and got myself a much better one. I talked to the lady at Walmart and she recommended the Fuji. I was hesitant because I was a fan of Kodak. But she kept reassuring me that I would like it. She herself had one and bragged about all the features it had.
So I bought it and soon learned to love it too. I still have a lot to learn in regards to all features, but I think I’m doing okay with it.
Here is my old, old memory card. I must have had this for at least 10 years and it is still compatible with today’s technology. 🙂 It came with my very first digital camera.
And here is my new camera:
The only problem I have with this camera is that I have to purchase batteries for it…which is a little costly. If I was a professional photographer then I could make them last longer, but with the amount of pictures I have to take before I get one that I like the batteries don’t last very long.
What I like most about this camera is that is has a ‘Super Macro’ setting that allows me to shoot from up close and get all the details. It took me a bit to figure out how to get it right, but I think I have it somewhat down.
There are many features and settings on the camera, which I have no idea how to use or what they even are! I’m hoping to have more time one day and learn so I can shoot even better photos. But for now, I’m happy with the improvement.
And in case you’re wondering … the photos in this post were taken with my webcam.