Thursday, November 12, 2009

And You Thought Expertista Wasn't a Word...*Updated

Unbelievably, people ask me for camera and photography advice now. A lot. Like I know what I'm doing or something, I'm not sure what they think.

I want to start this post by saying, on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being someone who knows nothing about photography, like my 2 year old, and 10 being a photography savant, I am a 1.5. Perhaps 1.75. I mean, I don't know how else to say it- I am not an expert. Yo soy no expertista.

But then again, to give myself a little credit, I have worked hard to learn a few things. So I don't mind passing my three or four things on to you, if you need some help. The great photographers, they pay it forward. So I like to follow in their big footsteps and do the same. So I think I'm trying to say, go ahead and ask me, I'd love to help- though I may just point you in the right direction using one of the many excellent resources I, myself, use all the time, like instead of giving you an answer straight from my own head.

Generally, I avoid posting about photography-related discoveries and pursuits on my blog. There are so many AMAZING sites out there, you don't need to read anything from me. You wouldn't believe the restraint this takes, as this blog's content is the fruit of life, and very large portions of this girl's life are devoted to the craft these days...

But because so many people are asking, especially this time of year as Christmas approaches, I thought maybe I'd write an easy to read, general post that could answer the question I get most often, in hopes that it's helpful to those of you who are thinking it over- because I genuinely love each one of you and would love to chat about it...

"What kind of camera do you have?"

The answer (with Bullet Points!) is on it's way tomorrow. Or Monday. It's on it's way.

See, you guys already gave me a chance to send you over to...
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Kiki said...

I can't believe you left us hanging like that!

And please include lens choices!

Jackie said...

Looking forward to the post! I just got my first DSLR and am confused by it (and despise reading manuals)! I have a question for you about photos - how do you get yours to appear so big on the blog here? I upload mine as the "large" size and it just isn't very big.

Shelby-Grace said...

I'm looking forward to learning some things from you. I love your pictures! And I too was wondering how you get your pictures so big...please help!!