Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 14 of Project 365

I've gotten a lot of questions about what kind of camera I use, so I thought it might be appropriate to honor the camera as my picture of the day! However, it's hard to take a picture of your camera! Fortunately, Rob still has his old Olympus so I used that bad boy to photograph my pride and joy, the Nikon D80. Rob got the D80 for me as a birthday gift last year for the big 30, and let me tell you, it has probably been the most used gift I've ever received. I absolutely love this camera, but what has really made all the difference in taking great pictures, especially portrait shots, is the Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens. The lens takes some getting use to since it's a fixed length lens, so instead of just being able to zoom in and out with a button, you actually have to position yourself close to or far away from your subject, depending on your desired results. However, the low f-stop capability allows you to take pictures in low light with out the use of a flash or tri-pod, which I love! So there you have it... that's what's in my camera bag. What's in yours?


Daddy said...

I love that my old camera is a "bad boy". Hahahaha

Sarah said...

I love this! Its the same camera that my mom uses and just got last year. Thank you for explaining it:) You explain things great on here! I'm very excited for your Project 365 and this should be a great way to form memories;) it reminds me of the Julie/Julia movie but with photography;)
So you must have been laughing very hard as you watched me use my ancient old one friday night...teehee

emelye said...

Thank you ... thank you! I know we just discussed this very thing the other day, but since I wasn't taking notes ... thhis will come in super handy! this is such a fun blog!! I'm holding out for my own "bad girl" :) here soon!!