I have this nice new shiny camera. I've been using it for a few months now. Getting used to the settings. Using it in the dark so I can change settings without looking. At least... trying. I want that camera to be an extended arm of myself. To learn aperture, shutter speed, what the ISO changes does to an image. I love this camera but the fully manual has never been a tool in my hands. And now it is... and it's FRUSTRATING. I've got a few good shots. Some I wanted to enter in the fair. (although my brain lately has prevented me from remembering to do that! OOPS) My gecko photographs have become a little better, though so that makes me happy. Love playing with aperture. And although I love my camera as a stock camera, I really would like to get a lens with a better zoom feature so that I can have the camera farther away from my subject so the depth of field isn't too compromised.
I've also thought that with this camera I can make some good videos. Nothing special, but at least YouTube worthy. Educational videos. Videos of my geckos to post on YouTube for viewers to receive GOOD gecko care information.
For some reason the computer that I use at home has the crappiest video card, lowest amount of memory AND Canon uses a QuickTime MOV file which is IMPOSSIBLE to use in Windows Movie Maker for XP. The video is choppy because the processor cannot handle it... Even when I convert the MOV file to a file compatible with Windows Movie Maker it chops up and bogs down. So many things.... and no results with the computer I have. YAAAAAAY! Not. So, my entire plan for a YouTube channel with education on the gonis is pretty well held-back until we can either get me a good laptop with editing capabilities in a new version of Windows Movie Maker or when YouTube creates a fully editable program online where we can splice video, cut and paste, and insert text graphics for titles. Cause knowing me--I can't do a full-length vid in one shot without sounding like a complete dope. TAKE ONE! TAKE TWO.... Take... eleven....
:) Here's to hoping for a new laptop for Christmas & Birthday... *nudges Jason and all our family* *cheesy grin*