Last week, while visiting my parents, I shot some of the best pictures of food that I’ve taken in a long time. If you hadn’t noticed, the last few weeks, the quality of my shots have decreased dramatically. First, I ran out of batteries for my Kodak and was reluctant to buy another $15 pack of non-rechargeable lithiums. Then, we ran out of AAs for M’s camera, which couldn’t handle the somewhat low-light conditions of my kitchen anyway. For about two weeks, I resorted to my phone camera.
So, when I snapped a few photos with my parents’ camera — which is just a simple point-and-shoot — I went a little crazy with my camera disappointment. Such a simple camera blew all the cameras I own out of the water. It takes decent pictures, and has a rechargeable, reliable battery.
At first, I thought maybe it was time to just invest in a new point-and-shoot, one with a rechargeable battery pack, and throw my camera up on Kijiji. And then, I looked at our bank account and realized I never spent the last of my free money, the money M and I paid ourselves to do with what we wanted, money we could be a little irresponsible with, no questions asked if we wanted. That, combined with the ‘shoe fund’ my MIL gave me for Christmas, was just enough. When M threw in his full approval, thinking about the shots I can get of our house coming together, and once I had read enough reviews to feel decision-confident, I took the leap.
I have a lot of learning to do. A lot. But this is so exciting! I’ve been talking DSLRs for… years?
It’s about time.