My friend Ken called me the other night and said he was stopping by a park on the way home from work and would I like to join him for some picture taking. Since he was a major motivator in getting me to make the switch from the Coolpix 3200 to a digital SLR, I decided to join him before I headed out to a meeting of the Ann Arbor Camera Club.
In the 5 months I have had this camera I have taken over 20 percent the number of pictures I did in about 8 years with my old camera. That is, I've taken over 2000 pics in 5 months. In the 8 years I was using my point and shoot camera, Nikon Coolpix 3200, I've shot 9156 images.
A big part of of the reason is that I am able to do things like this. One of my big loves is macro and closeup photography. With my point and shoot camera, I was unable to get get images like this. I've taken a couple of closeups with the camera before, but here I was able to take some time and really work with the lens. Next time, I'm going to use a tripod.
With this post I am now caught up with my photo excursions.