Last night I took my camera to church. I was in search of a pic that could be our new "20 something" blog banner. I lead worship so I couldn't take any pictures of that, but I got to shoot a couple pics while Blake was preaching. I'm still trying to figure out how to work this camera, but it was really hard to get a frame without Blake being all blurry. Because the lights were so low, I had to slow the shutter speed down to let in more light (right dusty?) and since the shutter is open longer, Hyper-Active Blake looks blurry. I thought some of the other ones looked cool. All you photographers out there, give me some tips if you have them. I also didn't want to use a flash because of the interruption in the service it would cause. What do you guys do?
With a new baby coming in less than 3 weeks, I've been on the prowl for a new camera. I really wanted a Digital SLR and started saving awhile ago. I got some money for my birthday and I was going to go buy the Canon Rebel XT over at Horn Photo, but when I called, they were all sold out. So, I found this coupon for 12% off at Best Buy. They carried the rebel, so I thought I would just go pick it up over there, but I really didn't want to buy something like a camera at an electronics store, I wanted to get it at a local photo shop. So, a lady at work recommended Boot's Camera.
I went over to Boot's, asked for the Rebel XT and showed them my coupon. I was going to try and play hardball to get a good price. I had a horn gift card for $50 and thought that I might be able to swing their decision with those two things. Kong, the salesman, got his manager to give me $50 off. So, after looking at tons of different options and deciding to go with the cheapest canon SLR, I said, "let's do it, now give me a lesson". We start going over all the details of how to adjust the aperture, the ISO, the shutter speed, and the white balance, when this lady walks up with this sweet Nikon. She goes on to say how she loves hers and even her husband who shoots canon wants to switch to Nikon. They were both pros. As I'm debating the whole decision, 4 pros come up and reaffirm the Nikon. So, they hooked me. I bought the freaking Nikon D70S with a nice 18-70mm lens and then I also got a 70-300mm telephoto lens that kicks bootie.
I couldn't believe that I just got this nice of a camera. I started shooting. I took over 300 pictures on Saturday and probably another 200 on Sunday. Still didn't fill up my 2GB card! I still need to read the owner's manual and figure all the settings out, but I think it's pretty amazing. oh, yeah. It shoots 3 frames per second with 144 consecutive shots. chicka...chicka....chicka...chicka! Here's my best capture so far!