Because nobody (myself included) is interested in staring at pictures of a bunch of strangers, here is my close-up look at what I did with my family yesterday evening:
In case you’re curious, I took these photos with my iphone 4. Yeah, it’s nice that the phone tries to focus, but these would have been much better if I had remembered to bring my real camera.
Speaking of real cameras, my husband and I finally purchased a new “DSLR without the R” camera, the Sony Alpha ILCE-5000.
It probably isn’t the best camera out there for real photographers (truth be told, we didn’t do any research on this, so I really don’t know), but we got a good deal on it and I love love love it. It’s been taking some decent pictures on the auto setting; pictures like these ones I took while on vacation last month:
But I also love that the camera has manual settings as well, so I can spend some time practicing my amateur photography again. It’s been years since we owned a “real” camera. My husband came into our marriage with a Pentax K-1000, which I loved almost as much as I loved him. Sadly, it died several years ago (and film quickly became prohibitively expensive once children came into the picture, anyway). I am so excited to have another “real” camera, and this one doesn’t need film. (BONUS!)
Now it’s your turn. Go forth, fellow amateur photographers, and take some close-ups of your own! (Or not-close-ups. Or both. Or…just go take some pictures already.)