In my About Me page I mentioned that I used to take pictures for a living or make ends meet by doing so and that it’s been a while since I’ve used a digital SLR. I think I make it sound like it’s been ages but in fact I think it’s only been about six years.
The thing is I was using a pretty old camera though. I was using a Nikon D100. The technology on my camera was cutting edge in 2002. The advance of technology in 11 or 12 years has been exponential. And it is unbelievably more so than when I was in the military and had my first experience with a digital SLR. My base received a new Kodak DCS 420 in 1994 and if I remember right it was a Nikon N8008 body with a big, bulky Kodak digital back slapped onto its back. I think it’s max resolution was 1.2 megapixels. Crazy, huh.
So although the basics of photography are still there, the technology AND THE BUTTONS on new DSLR cameras has changed a lot.
Here’s my new camera.
Yes… it’s red. It was given to me for Valentine’s Day (and my birthday a month before and anniversary a month after. Plus a Christmas gift or two just for good measure.) I guess what I’m trying to say is it was kinda pricey and I probably won’t be getting any gifts for those holidays for a while. Oh well, I got a new camera out of the deal right? : )
My familia and I went to Brenham, Tx on a little day trip recently and I took said new camera with me. Below are a few of the pics I got as I continue to practice using it. On a technical note, in case you’re wondering, the way I made the red stand out in each image was done by using the ‘lasso tool’ of Photoshop to draw around each part. I did an inverse selection and brought the saturation level down so what it does is make the red stand out. Easy enough right.