I loved Julochka's post yesterday so much that I've made my own version here.
In the two weeks that I've owned my Nikon D60, here's what I've learned so far:
1. I don't know how to turn off the flash when taking self-portraits in the mirror.
2. I'm too impatient to read the manual and figure out how.
3. It's much heavier than my little compact and I may need to get weekly neck massages.
4. I always know where it is.
5. I'm more protective of my camera than my purse. In fact, my camera case has become my purse.
6. I'm willing to let my husband and grandson walk in the rain while my Nikon stays dry under the umbrella.
7. Don't post pictures without first examining what's in the background. The cat is cute, but no one wants to see your underwear on the bed next to her.
8. Pay more attention to husband's clothing choice before a big day. Wifebeater t-shirts may be sexy at home (and even that is up for debate), but they look nasty in family photos.
9. I get really really really bossy and protective when anyone touches her. Yes, her.
10. When you leave the "on" button in place for 24 hours, it tends to wear down the battery.
11. People act differently when you take their picture with a fancy camera. They may even think you're a professional photographer.
12. Strangers do a double take when you wear the camera around your neck while grocery shopping.
13. I can contort my body in many new positions to get the right angle.
14. I'm can't get used to my nose being smashed against the camera while looking through the viewfinder.
15. I always wonder if I'm doing something illegal when taking pictures of strangers and wonder if I'm even allowed to post them.
16. Pugs don't photograph well 'cause their faces are so black.
17. There is a freedom with a D-SLR that I've never felt with any other camera.
18. When a picture comes out well, I feel like I've given birth to a new baby.
19. It is becoming a new art form for me.
20. It was worth every penny.
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