|“How do I get to the food?”|
|“You gotta love a man who will give you his digital camera...”|
|“...help you in the garden...”|
|“...and look this good...in his 50s.”|
I was quite satisfied with the camera, but as time went by, I began to crave something a little more up to date, and something that would allow me to snap macro shots, which is something every gardener enjoys. I wasn’t in a position to spend a lot of money, so I began to research information on pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras. In September 2010, I finally settled on a Nikon Coolpix that was reasonably-priced and produces very nice images. And this, too, was good.
A couple of months ago, I began to think about taking the next step: purchasing a DSLR. I had no plans to pick one up right away since they’re a little pricier; the plan was to save up for it and pick one up eventually.
I don’t chase trends, I don’t spend much money on my hair (aside from a simple haircut), I don’t have extravagant spending habits and I enjoy very simple things, so I was comfortable with the idea of treating myself to this small and rare luxury that I would enjoy immensely, and something that I would have for many years.
I spoke about it with my husband, and he said “You have a passion for photography, so you should have one."
I explained to him my ‘savings’ plan. He asked me how long I figured it would be before I’d have an SLR.
“I don’t know” I said. “Whenever I get to it. It’s not urgent.”
“Well...” He said. “I think you should have one now.”
And you know what he did?
He bought me one last month.
I resisted at first (What kind of woman resists shopping, right? A crazy one...) because it’s an unnecessary expense for us, but it didn’t take long before I folded like a cheap suit. I sold my cost-conscious soul to obtain a DSLR, and feel no shame in doing so!
A few days ago, one of my favourite bloggers, Kay, complimented me in the comments section of her wonderful blog “...you can't help it if you are an artist. Own your talents and use them!” I thank you, sweet Kay, and I don’t know if I am talented in photography, but I sure am passionate about it.
Four days ago, I decided to finally begin to pursue this passion of mine even further by signing up for photography lessons. 10 hours worth. If I’m going to own this beautiful camera, I may as well learn to dance with it. And perhaps take more images like this one...
|“Sometimes you have to take flight and pursue your passion.”|
So, be forewarned. There is a good chance I’m going to get camera-crazy and flood this blog with images. Classes don't start until June, so you're safe until then!