I love the holiday season! Familiar Christmas Carols start playing on radios and in shopping centers, and it’s a time to catch up with friends and family and get fat off of good food. It’s a time to reflect on what has happened in the past year, and to recognize and appreciate your accomplishments and the people who’ve helped you along the way. Besides, everyone just seems to be happier. Stores set up winter scenes in their display windows, kids get excited for the first snowfall of the year, we finally get to break out our scarves/hats/gloves, and get to experience the craziness of holiday shopping again. The process of picking out the perfect Christmas gift to put a smile on someone’s face is a joy in itself.
This year, I decided to spoil myself and bought a new camera! I got a Sony NEX F3. I wanted a DSLR, but after doing some research, I decided that an mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) suits my interests much better. I want to learn to shoot manually and… get some nice shots. The biggest downside to MILCs seem to be their slower speed, and lack of viewfinder. However, I probably won’t be shooting sports or kids (or fast moving things), so that’s not a big deal. Since this is just a hobby for me and because I like to travel light, the smaller sizes of MILCs are a huge advantage.
I’m excited to go out and do a lot of experimenting =) Tackling something off my bucket list, haha.