A few years ago I decided to give photography a try. I quickly came to the understanding that to be a good photographer, you needed pretty much the same level of practice that I was currently devoting to writing. I already had a hobby and it was already time consuming. Digital cameras were also a bit pricey at the time and I wasn’t willing to spend that level of money on something that wasn’t even a hobby to me yet.
Today I got a rather abundant tax return and decided to take the digital camera plunge. It’s odd, having a blog makes me feel like I would have more use for the camera. The past year I also discovered Flickr which has raised my interest level to the point that I think I can sustain two hobbies. Bloggers like AAG and her amazing flowers have taught me to appreciate beauty in every day things. I see a lot of similarities between writing and photography and I’m eager to start combining them.
The question now becomes, which camera? As an amateur that has been plodding along with a 10 year old digital camera, I am bewildered and amazed by the options today’s cameras have. Megapixels? Apertures? Sheesh, it can be quite intimidating. In writing I started with a keyboard and Notepad, I didn’t have to try to figure out what features of Word I needed before I started telling the story.
What amuses me is that what I will use the camera for doesn’t exactly get spelled out in customer reviews. I want a good camera for taking nudes, I want a good camera for taking pictures of six inch action figures. I want a good camera that I can take to a geek convention and snap pictures all day long without the battery expiring. I want a camera that is easy to use that I can grow into in between writing ten part Spring Break sex romps. What’s a good sex blogger geek friendly digital camera?
And can I get one that comes with a supply of nude models?