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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Best Laid Plans

So, I had a blog post all planned for yesterday.  Instead I spent the day doing the technology shuffle.  A while back my printer died... 3 days after the warranty expired.  I lived without one for a while, but the printer was also the SD card reader for transferring pictures for this blog (among other things).  So, I finally decided I needed a new printer and so I purchased an HP 6520.  It's a nice little home printer...HOWEVER, the card reader reads photos only to the printer for printing!  So now I need to buy a card reader... especially in order to actually do the post intended which is about my new camera.  I love technology, but it can also be very frustrating.
I received my dream camera from my husband as a holiday gift!  I’ve been coveting a DSLR for years, but of course never had the money to splurge on such a thing for myself.  The Nikon D 3200 is an awesome camera! I’m still learning about the camera and all of its features, but this should improve the photography on this site by 1000%!

First, I am now able to put the camera on a tripod and take timed pictures, so I can actually model my creations more easily without the need for a photographer.  I feel as though this has been a problem on the blog for a while.  I’ve wanted to post actual pictures of me wearing the clothes I create, but the stars just never seemed to align with a willing photographer when I needed one.

The camera offers fully manual modes, partially manual, and completely automatic modes.  I haven’t used an SLR in years, so I’ll need some practice time before those manual modes make sense again!  Another nice feature is that images can be shot at 24 megapixels, so there’s plenty of data for editing shots.

All in all, I’m very excited about this gift.  I’m already having fun playing with it, and I hope the blog reaps the benefits as well.

All that being said, there's something wrong with the Blogger interface today... I can't upload any of the pictures I wanted to show you!  The gremlins are after me bigtime!  So, hopefully Blogger will be back to normal soon and I can show you some photos from the new camera!

1 comment:

  1. What happened to your printer? It was very untimely! Imagine, 3 days after its warranty expired? You could have availed of its warranty if it went kaput a little earlier. I guess it’s a sign that you really need to buy a new one. How’s your new printer now?