Thursday, April 23, 2009

Miss T and my new camera

First off, I have to say that my old Nikon D40 has served me long and well. It was a great leaping off point into the exciting and somewhat overwhelming world of DSLR's. We've had a closer and more enduring relationship - by far - than any other camera I've ever owned. And I've taken lots of shots with it that have been pretty nice. But recently, I've been craving something more, something beyond the realm of my trusty little D40. Something sharper, clearer, and more defined. The ability to have fantastic shots "Straight out of the Camera" (or SOOC in photo speak), without having to do a lot of post processing in photoshop.

For a long time, I wasn't ready. I was totally content with the camera I had, and I was learning how to do amazing fixes in photoshop with just mediocre photos - but lately I've been researching cameras and found "the one".

The D90.

Sounds impressive, huh. (That's like, FIFTY more than the D40! Fifty more what? I don't know, but it's gotta be good!)

I told Marty that the new camera could count for every present he was never going to get me this year, and I sold a bunch of stuff on ebay to help pay for it. (After 12 years of marriage, I've figured out a thing or two about how to work the system.)

And now it's here.......

This lovely little lady is one of Brynn's friends who recently had a birthday. As part of her present, we promised her a photo session and yesterday we made good. It was the first real live session with the new camera, and I am VERY happy with how they turned out. And Miss T was a great subject, once I talked her into taking her hair out of a pony tail and changing out of her white t-shirt.

She didn't think this one looked like her, but I assured her that she actually does really look like this from the side.

What I love most is her pretty eyes - those are almost Audrey Woolard eyes!

And I did so little editing on these! Almost SOOC!

Isn't she gorgeous?!

So, I've still got a lot to learn, but I'm practicing every chance I get.

So, D90 and I are on our way - bring on the portrait subjects!