There are a few watershed moments in my life of picture-taking. The first time I got my very own camera. The time I switched from 35mm to Advantix. When I first switched to digital. When I first started printing pictures at home. Each one of those times significantly changed how I take pictures.
Mark this down as the time when I took the flying leap from point-and-shoot to DSLR. Scary. And it wasn’t my idea.
Mr. P and I were in Hong Kong earlier this year and I was taking pictures of signs in the subway station. He told me if I was going to keep taking “artsy” photos, we needed to get a better camera.
Meet our Nikon D5100. Mr. P did all the research and picked it out. He concluded that this model was a good place for us to start out with a DSLR, but not too starter that we’d want to upgrade really soon. It also has a good battery, which matters to me when we are traveling.
I have no idea how to use this thing. It’s also going to be hard to adjust to carrying a much larger camera when I want to take pictures.
How’s it going so far? I really like the photo quality despite some growing pains. My biggest issue is that sometimes the photos aren’t focused properly and I might not catch that until after the event is over.
More is surely to come on this. For now, here are some pictures!