Some of my Faves
The last few days she has been talking about equipment. I am not a pro-photographer, I don't even know if I'd consider myself a photographer, though I always have my camera and I love to take pictures. My camera is older (purchased about 5+ years ago). It's a Nikon D50. It came with a kit lens (which I actually broke two years ago and have since bought another one that I think is a bit better), and my hubby bought me a Quantaray 70-300 lens that was around $200. Not expensive by any means and probably would be considered a "terrible" lens by most photographers. But for this stay-at-home mom with a ministry working hubby and a budget, these work for me.
I would love to have a newer camera, I'm looking at the Nikon D7000 now, and I was just recently drooling over lenses, but a lens that is several thousand dollars is just not in my grasp right now. I've learned to be content with what I have at the moment. Do I hope to upgrade? Yes! Are there other things that take priority? Yes!
I thought I'd share some of my favorite pictures that I took with my supposed "terrible" lenses. Will they win any awards? Probably not. Would a professional photographer look at them and think they were good? Possibly not. Do they bring back memories and pleasure when I look at them? TOTALLY!!! And to me, that's what matters! Do I get camera and lens envy? Yep, but I keep it in perspective and I'm okay.
With Joy UNquenchable,