I can’t believe how much of a difference it makes! Actually, I can believe it, but I always forget how much more phenomenal pictures are with a real, quality camera instead of my cell phone. It’s remarkable to be able to get some very nice photos using my iPhone, but unless you have really good lighting, they end up all grainy and blurry and blah. I love photography, but it’s easy to find yourself disappointed when you look at what you’ve shot and feel like you’re not any good at capturing what you had thought you would.
Yesterday I pulled out my hubby’sour fancy digital SLR Nikon camera (ah marriage – what’s yours is mine, right hubs?) and got all trigger happy up in here.
Why do we not use this amazing photography tool more often?!?!
The pictures I got are stunning! First there was the pumpkin patch (toddlers in a field full of gorgeously hued orange orbs on a bright, sunshiny fall day – how can you go wrong?).
And then, arriving back home, I noticed a for was in our yard. Since I never have the camera handy when I see one, and happened to be out there with it all ready to go, I giddily tromped out into the lawn to snap some pictures of the deer we see so often. That’s when I bumped into a creature I don’t generally see. A large buck, well-endowed with a set of majestic/dangerous looking antlers. What a lucky (and for a moment, when we locked eyes and he stood up all powerful and on guard, worrisome) surprise!
Last, but certainly not least, was the original reason for pulling out the camera that day: taking photographs for a good friend so she could get some quality maternity photos with her little family and her gorgeous, lush belly, full with the wonder that is growing an entire human being inside of her body. (Stay tuned for a post coming soon about my experience of playing photographer and some things I learned, featuring more of my favourite shots from this fun new adventure!)
From now on, I’m going to make a much bigger effort to haul around and take out this tool that makes such a difference in capturing memories. Now is the time to preserve these intensely adorable and precious scenarios with my quickly-growing daughter. Keep an eye out, lovely people! My photos are about to get taken up a notch as I play around with photography using the fancy DSLR camera!