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2009 Jul 25

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A week ago, I picked up a new camera. After years of point and shoots. In years gone by I had used a Minolta SLR with a small assortment of lenses. When the digital age arrived I opted for easily portable Point and Shoot style cameras, especially given the expense (and initial unavailability) of proper Digital SLRs. Since the field has matured much over the last few years, it seemed about time to get back into it (and given that prices have become much more reasonable).

With the legacy glass, the obvious choice was Sony. In the end I decided on the A350, which is a nice compromise between affordability and power. A sweet spot. And, as it is "last year's model", it's being marked down. I find this amusing as I found the A350 much more appropriate to me than either of its possible replacements in the mid-level consumer DSLR market (A330 and A380).

Of course, I now need to relearn (and learn the first time in some cases) how to work with (D)SLRs and take Real Pictures. A new twist of course is the "workflow". I'm only taking RAW format images so I can have some fine control over results. I'm not making any claim to greatness, but I'm enjoying the learning experience and having a few fairly respectable images, even in this teething period.

Now, if I can only remember to reset *all* the camera settings correctly after I mess around with them. And find willing subjects...

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From:theobviousname
Date:2009 Jul 27 - 22:35 (UTC)
You may have noticed some random traffic to your albums - I've pointed a few of my co-workers to that really great photo of Sheamus you've got in that sample strip there. It really is a great photo.
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From:unayok
Date:2009 Jul 28 - 15:56 (UTC)
Well, the gallery is there to be viewed, so I don't think I'll be concerned about the traffic.

I do like that photo a lot. I need to get better overall. It's all a learning curve, of course.
From:factor17
Date:2009 Jul 28 - 15:30 (UTC)
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From:unayok
Date:2009 Jul 28 - 15:53 (UTC)
Yes, you do have to visit. Soon.

The thought of using anything other than a RAW workflow never crossed my mind.

Toronto is nice. Even in the midst of a garbage strike (now potentially resolved). The winter's dingy, but even then, there's a certain charm. If you ignore the slush.