I can’t remember what got me thinking about photography again. I know it’s something that has briefly crossed my mind at various points, but it has always seemed – as with so many other things I could conceivably do – like it would take an awful lot of effort to be even passable at it.
But still, recently I seem to have decided to give a go at it anyway. I think it was mostly in relation to this blog. I realised that it hasn’t exactly been living up to my own expectations of it, and I decided I wanted to broaden my horizons with it a little. Unfortunately, at the moment I don’t have too much time to do any of the interesting things that people normally document in their blogs, but photography seemed like a good place to start, and an easy element to add to my random ramblings
So I dug out my old Nikon point and shoot.
I’m no fool, and I wasn’t expecting a point and shoot to produce startlingly beautiful images, but I’m not going to lie – I was immediately disappointed. Then I remember that this is the reason I had sort of given up on the idea in the first place.
I am, however, going to perservere with this and get to the point where I can actually take decent pictures with its limited functionality. My father has a fairly decent DSLR so I’m secretly planning to “borrow” his for long periods of time to see if this particular whim amounts to anything.
In the meantime, I’ll be using my little Nikon, though.
Admittedly, I didn’t do much with it today, bar take about 50 versions of the photo above, and a lot of pictures of my hand, solely with the purpose of despairing over the lack of pretty bokeh in the resulting pictures. Aperture and shutter speed are two things that my camera does badly, but refuses to be corrected on.
The new project is exciting though! And it may encourage me to write more of these silly little notes. Real writing is again on hiatus, but come May (when my classes have finished) I will get going properly again.