Wednesday, January 6, 2010

All I Want For My Birthday.....

So I have been shopping for a new digital camera for close to a year now. Never buying, I have been hunting my prey.

The reason why I'm writing about this is because I'm getting close to pouncing. Still waiting and watching very patiently, I have narrowed it down to which camera will be mine.

Originally, I wanted to stay true to my love for Pentax cameras. I grew up with the K1000 that my uncle had growing up. That camera will always hold a special place in my heart. He passed away when I was in 1st grade, so for my grandma to allow me to have it was extremely special.

However, as I have been reading through reviews, I have learned Pentax are things of the past. Nikon has really received the rave reviews, and the D5000 is in my price range (well, kind of) and decent for my taste. While my heart is really set on a camera that costs almost 3 times that of the D5000, I must settle.

Photography has been a passion of mine for a long time. I would say since Sophomore year of high school, when I took photography. Coincidently, that's when I had to borrow my uncle's camera, which was eventually just given to me.

Wouldn't you know I have been using that camera ever since? I mean I have a point and shoot camera that I use 90% of the time, but will pull out the ol' K1000 when the mood strikes me.

Using film is so inconvenient. I can never see what my pics are until they are developed, and tend to use a TON of film with any session with my camera. It's all worth it thou. Find a post of pictures on My Old Blog.

Anyways, back on par. My Project 365 blog could be getting a serious uplift in the picture department a quarter of the way through my journey/challenge. My plan is to use tax money/birthday money to get my future photography career on it's feet.

Here's to hoping. :D