Sunday, July 17, 2011

So not silent Sunday

I am not in a good mood. As I related in my last post, in amongst all the crappiness that was last week my camera died. It was nothing big or particularly special but it did all I wanted it to do and some. It had some fab little features that really made a difference to my captures. Now it's gone and I really miss it.
Have been having a look around at different options to replace it with and have run up against a brick wall.

It's called my Other Half.

Put simply he doesn't really understand just how important taking photographs actually is to me.
Yes I want to take pictures of the Little Man as he is growing up. Yes I need to take picture of my designs in order to add them to my website and, oh, actually, maybe, sell some stuff!
By taking photographs I am preserving a memory and it gives me a way to share with him the things he misses coz he's at work (or doesn't want to come out with us coz he'll miss the motorbike racing. But that's another whinge.)

But it really is more than that. Photography is an art. It's a way for me to express my creativity and create something beautiful that lasts.

I don't profess to be a great photographer. I don't feel the need to have top of the range kit - I wouldn't know what to do with it if I did have it! But I do want something more than just a brightly coloured pocket-sized point-and-shoot.  I'm not being greedy or aiming too high - I found a reconditioned camera on Ebay that is exactly what I am looking for not much more than the the rrp of said point-and-shoot. I am prepared to make sacrifices - I will give up my weekly Graze box and live on Beans on Toast for a month or two if I have to. Some things are worth it.

The Other Half wants me to wait, have a look around, I might find a better deal, a better camera for the same money etc etc. In the meantime 'you can always use the one on your phone....' (I might suggest he park up his shiny red TL1000 and jump on an old CG125 for a few weeks and see how he likes them apples.)

But I can't hang around too long. I have been invited along to the launch of the fabulous art installation 'Levity 3' Luminarian at our local tourist hot spot Taurus Crafts. It's on Friday. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get some amazing shots. My phone camera just won't cut it!


  1. Hope you manage to secure your camera. Mich x

  2. oh no you need a camera! I would feel naked without mine too. Which camera have you chosen?

  3. I really like the Fujifilm Finepix Bridge cameras. Olympus do a lovely Bridge camera too. All around 14 mp with around 18x OPTICAL zoom - and that's the important bit ;) - plus loads of other features and effects :) re-conditioned on ebay for around £120...


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