Anyone into photography here?
I’ve always been “into” taking pictures but have never learned real photography basics. I should have taken that photography class in high school, but I was too busy with newspaper classes.
I’ve had a really basic digital camera for 4 years now. It takes decent pics but is in no way fancy and I can’t learn any photographic skills from it. I’ve been planning on buying a better digital camera in the future…but that won’t be happening for a longgg time since I am oh so broke.
So imagine my SHOCK and SUPRISE when my dad sent me an email saying he had this “idea”. He is sending me all of his non-digital camera equipment. Two camera bodies - the Pentax k-1000 and the Pentax Super Program. He is including all the lenses and filters and cable release stuff he has for them. He told me they would be great cameras to learn on and that if I wanted to I could trade them in for digital. But there is NO WAY I would ever do that. This is like a family keepsake! My dad has been into photography ever sice I can remember and was always hauling around the camera everywhere we went. He’s captured some great pics!
This stuff is coming in the mail tomorrow!! Now I just need to learn about shutter speeds and f-stops and all that good stuff. It’ll be fun even though it’s like a whole nother language!
I really need to go to the library or used bookstore and check out some photography books. I’ve been trying to find some websites too that goes over the basics.
Anyone else a photo nut like me?