After lots of research I finally decided on the camera. I was going to go with the Nikon D300. I figured I enjoyed shooting with the D90 and its controls so much, the D300 would only enhance this with so much more controls at my finger tips.
Unfortunately, it was still much too cold and I was in no shape to go outside and take pictures. I was getting antsy to use my new toy though, so I started just using the camera around the apartment trying to subside this urge. Of course my favourite model was harassed on numerous occasions for some shots.
|Curious what I am up to|
|Not too sure about this....|
|Okay that is enough|
|The beginnings of my famous Guacamole|
With the coming of March I finally felt I had enough strength to go for some short walks with my camera. The only problem was my first outting out I didn't take more than 10 photos max. I just felt no inspiration like I did before. The photography felt like more work than enjoyment. I decided that it was just my "eye" was a little rusty and needed some practice to get back into form, so I perservered and started to get some of my groove back.
|My first "street image" by accident, but helped start a new passion|
April was a month of extreme growth for me as photographer. First, I realized I didn't like the D300, it was just way too heavy for me. This was probably because I was still so weak from the radiation and chemotherapy but I was having a really difficult time keeping the camera steady, which was affecting my enjoyment of photography. So I decided to switch back to the Nikon D5000 which was smaller/lighter and I could just focus on improving the basics of photography.
In addition, April was when I really started to teach myself all the technical aspects of photography. I began studying and practicing different aspects of composition and exposure on a daily basis. I basically focused on three different aspects in April, improving at street photography, practicing and experimenting with compositional elements, and just photographing the beauty of Port Credit.
Improving my Street Photography
Playing with Composition
The Beauty around Port Credit
April was a busy month photographically but I hope you liked all the pictures. Next time we will continue along the photographic journey of 2011.