While in Albuquerque, I bought my husband a new digital camera. See, I wanted one, and he thought I should get a really good one. But I know myself: I will take snapshots with it. What do I need a 10x zoom for? So, he gets the new Canon and I get the “old” Sony: 7 megapixels, 3x optical zoom. I am happy and so is he.
I have never considered myself particularly artistic. He is definitely the photographer in the family. But I have an urge to be more creative, to take more pictures. I look at the wonderful shots Teacher Dude posts on his blog, and I long to be able to do the same.
So today when I saw a post on Open Culture on the Nikon Digital Learning Center, I was really happy. I haven’t done much more than just look at it yet, but I want to take some time and really check it out.
The hard part, for me, is the first step they talk about:
Find the type of photography that moves you!
How do I do that? It’s the same problem I used to have with my writing, though, so I am fairly sure that if I explore photography enough, I will eventually figure it out. At least I hope so.
I have always been so focused on words. I want to break out of that, to become more image-oriented. Maybe this will give me a little guidance on taking pictures and maybe that will inspire me to move beyond the written word. At least I hope it will.