When I did grab the DSLR, it was usually because I wanted to get closer to my subject........... like with this rabbit (at my daughter's request).
|Dianne Poinski "wildlife photographer"|
Of course this was also a trip that was much more about family and adventure, than it was about photography, so I don't feel that bad. However, I am finding that even when I am on my home turf, I am becoming less inclined to pull out the "real" camera.
I wrote a lot last year about how shooting with my iPhone had brought new excitement and passion back into my photography, but am I paying a price for that?
Part of the reason I am thinking about this, is next month my husband and I are traveling to Ireland for a couple of weeks and of course I want to photograph while I am there. While in Washington my "travel" tripod (AKA "the cheap one") fell apart and I left it there. I do have another more "professional" tripod, but the idea of carting that thing around does not appeal to me. Of course you don't always need a tripod to shoot, but low light and a desire to make large prints makes a tripod a very good idea.
I have a Nikon D300, which is a great camera, but is a few years old now. The technology has come a long way since it first came out. Many people I know have bought those new "mirrorless" cameras and rave about them. I guess they are light and small, but able to produce high quality images. I am thinking of looking into renting one for this trip (if that's possible), but I don't know.
This still brings me back to the question of whether or not the decreased usage of my Nikon indicates laziness or is it a situational issue? Most of my outings lately have been with family................
I could be over thinking, but as I write this I sense buds of clarity forming. Stay tuned!
Anyway, another example of using my Nikon because I wanted to get a little closer (and control my depth of field), is this simple image from atop the bluffs of Ebey's Landing.
|.©2013 Dianne Poinski|
For fun, here is collage of photos my daughter put together of me photographing...........(the top one is of the rabbit).
Enjoy the weekend everyone and don't worry about what camera you are using to take pictures with! Right? Just have fun!