Next Friday is the expo for the photography course I complete tonight. I’m so nervous and excited! I can’t believe it’s already been 10 weeks since I started the course! It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come in just a couple of months. I went in with a second-hand Nikon D3000 that I had never used and am now able to use it on manual mode with no fear.
I have a long way to go in many aspects (especially composition) but I’m having such a great time learning and practicing!
I could tell that I needed to upgrade my gear when we would take test shots in class. Even using the same parameters as my peers, my photos didn’t have the same lighting as theirs. I wanted to get a new camera but decided against it. I was using that as an excuse as to why my photos weren’t as good.
In the end, my mom got me a new lens for my birthday and I’m in love with it! I’ve used it once and I can already see the difference in the quality of my photos with my new 70-300mm lens. My husband is signing me up for the advanced photography course that begins in January. I think between those two birthday gifts and lots of practice that should be enough to help me master the camera I have. Once I outgrow it or am able to make money with it, then I’ll consider upgrading the body. For now, I’m happy with my new gear for my new to me camera. I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of a picture I’m considering for the expo next week.
What are your thoughts on this photo? If you have a camera, what model do you have and what’s your favorite lens to use?