New hobby alert!

I like to get obsessed with new hobbies almost as often as I change my underwear.  Usually it is something with some creative aspect (see my many unfinished knitting or sewing projects as they are my go-to hobbies).   So my new obsession is going to be amateur photography.  The first step in my quest to become the next Herb Ritts? Buy a new camera.

So, if I’m going to become an amateur photographer then I need a digital SLR camera right? So, what do I do? I accidentally buy two.  Yep, I’m just that dumb.  I was on ebay (because I never try to pay full price, for anything) and I saw a great Sony alpha a390 for sale with a Minolta lens and an extended warranty.  I put my bid in (because I’m too old for this sniping nonsense) and watch it.  Two freaking minutes before it is ending my stupid dog decides that now is the time to take a dump in the office. Really Niko?! You do this now?   So anyway, I get outbid by five dollars. So….mad.   I see another a390 (though it is without the cool accessories).

I put a bid on the other a390 and it is ending in fifteen hours.  Then I notice an a330 that is going really cheap! And it ends in one hour!  I totally low-balled the other auction because the seller had no feedback so I expected to have to watch it like a hawk and be ready to up my bid.  I’m assuming that you can guess where this is going right? Yeah, I won them both.  Thank goodness for PayPal Bill Me Later. On the positive side I get to test them both to compare which I like better (though the a330 looks better to me already because it’s cheaper, and I’m cheap.  Plus it comes with two lenses).  I’m going to turn around and resell the other and hopefully get back what I paid. Maybe more???

Anyway, while I wait for my camera(s) to come in I decided to hit the books. I want to know everything that I can before my parcels arrive.  So I hit the local library (because I rarely buy books now) and I pick up “The Complete Guide to Digital Photography” by Michael Freeman. So far I know the very basics about aperture, shutter speed, and exposure.  Yay me!  Look for a ridiculous amount of photos on this blog to come. At least for the next few months until I get bored with it.  I’m sure that my husband’s reaction is probably going to be this:


About qsternie

I am living what I guess is now considered to be an "alternative lifestyle." I am a married black female who has chosen to be a stay at home mom. Shocking, I know.

Posted on September 13, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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