Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting the most out of your money?

So as a college student, I am constantly facing the challenge of juggling multiple to-do lists. The big question always arises: How do I insure that I use my camera on a regular basis, and make sure dust doesn't accumulate on it?

The simplest solution? Carry the camera around with you. Buy a bag or something to throw all your junk in, and just carry it everywhere you go. I've got a Tamrac bag, one strap, and it works amazingly well! It's large enough for me to put both my cameras in, along with my additional lenses, flash, filters, and random other accessories. It slings over my back, and I have gone on runs before with it on my back...

Second idea: Make it easy to upload. Seriously. It's as easy as that. If you just make the process to upload pictures really easy, it will make you much more likely to take pictures in the first place. I got a new computer, and it now takes about a tenth of the time it usually takes to upload. Since then, I've taken many more pictures, and I've found myself more likely to pick up my camera in the first place.

Third idea: Find things to focus on. Every time you pick up your camera, try to focus on a new aspect of using it that you don't normally try. For instance, if you normally take on say, Aperture mode, try switching to Shutter or Manual Mode. You'll be amazed how much more you appreciate your camera, and all the wonderful things you can do...


So until next time, I'll leave you with one of my new favorite pictures, of my youngest nephew.

~unclejoe

5 comments:

gary said...

ok, so I know this isnt the right place for this, but it has to do with money . . .so it kind of fits. I need to replace my EN El3e battery. I was wondering what battery you would suggest as a replacement. Love this blog. Thanks

Scbbbc said...

Hey gary...Thanks! How about this one! opteka en-el3 it has mixed reviews here on amazon but its half the price of the nikon! look for the reviews on amazon...$14.95

Lynnie said...

I am hoping you can help me out here.. I have been reading about filters for the use of macro photography without having to buy the expensive macro lens. I mean, I know I am not going to get the same quality.. but in the interim.. these are the lenses I have include: Nikkor 18-105mm lens and a Nikkor Telephoto Zoom Lens 55-200mm, what filter would I need to buy in order to fit. Meaning what size? I am sorry if this seems like a dumb questions. I do have a D-90. Thanks!

Scbbbc said...

@lynnie, I'm not sure! I know I've seen some of these lenses on ebay but i wouldn't know what to look for myself...maybe someone else will chime in....

Seth Miller said...

That pic of your nephew is amazing. Can you list the settings for it and what you used for lighting. Add on flash? How much post processing? I just picked up my d90 and have the 18-135 and the 50mm1.8d(which I fell in love with and the reason I got the d90). Ironically my wife got me the 1.8d first and it didn't work with my d3000 so I found the perfect reason to upgrade. Lol