oh, the memories we have had together. oh, the places we have gone. the people we have seen. you hanging on my neck too many times to count. or casually slung over my shoulder as we walked around looking for an amazing view. me holding you tenderly. right in the palm on my hand. caressing your buttons. saying “oh yes. that is perfect! i LOVE it”.... oh wait, we aren’t alone here. this is a little embarrassing. i will stop with the sweet talk...
because sadly those times may be over. my canon 30d stopping shooting this week. i can send it off to canon. for a few hundred bucks they may be able to fix the problem. and with its advancing age, they may find more problems. and with over 100,000 photos under it’s strap... it may be time to let it move on to where the old cameras play. i have had it for 5 years and it has been well worth the $. i have really learned how to use this camera. not on automatic, but played with all the settings and found a groove with it. found a style that i like.
but it is time to move on. and now i am immersed in the canon 60d (which really isn’t an upgrade from the 30d. canon has kind of changed the way the name cameras) or the 7d (really an upgrade in skill level AND in price). sigh. i am in a quandary. a cross roads. am i a casual hobby photographer (60d) or is this going in a more professional direction (7d)?
i was able to make a good amount of Christmas cash from photos of friends and family and making Christmas cards for them this season. a good good amount. i paid for our Christmas card printing and postage and even had some left over for some gifts. i will put all the cards that i made up on the blog AFTER the holidays. i don’t want to spoil anyone’s Christmas card surprises. i enjoy the engagement, wedding, baby, teens, family portrait work that i do. either as a way to earn a bit o’ the green, or a starbucks card, or as a gift to bless an impoverished engaged couple (and what engaged couple isn’t impoverished) or a new momma with no cash to spare for baby photos. i just love taking photos of people. walking around a new place and looking for cool quirky sites. searching for the “good light” and finding it.
so which camera is best for me? a casual hobby photographer who might like to make some money in the future? but most likely won’t make much money because she likes to take pictures mostly to help out people who can’t really afford a “real” photographer.
but the more important question de jour is....
HOW THE HECK AM I GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A CAMERA????????????????