I just recently purchased my first – as I call it – fancy pants camera.
Not a disposable. Not a manual film camera, not even just a point and shoot.
I bought the real deal.
Which, by the way, I am still using in automatic setting because I haven’t read the manual yet.
Which brings me to the title of today’s post.
I kind of suck as a photographer.
4 Reasons Why I Suck as a Photographer
1. Half the time I want to take a photo, I reach for my iPhone 4s.
I am so used to taking photos with my Iphone, that it’s the first thing I reach for. Once I have it in hand, take the photo and the moment has passed, I remember the $600 DSLR hanging around my neck.
2. I often forget to put the memory card into my DSLR.
You know what iPhones don’t use? Memory cards. Which means that you can never forget to take the memory card out of your laptop before heading to a museum with a heavy camera around your neck and a zoom lens in your purse.
Yeah, I’ve done it. More than once. I arrive at my destination and when I bring that heavy camera out to take a photo, I see that NO CARD message blaring at my in big red letters…DOH!
3. DSLR cameras have very complicated instruction manuals.
I’m not stupid, I promise. But taking photos was so easy with my iPhone. Open up the camera. Take photo.
My DSLR has more settings and modes than I know what to do with. I guess I need to take a day and figure out how it actually works, right? Even so, it takes amazing photos – even on the automatic setting!
4. I forget my DSLR battery. In the charger. AT HOME.
You may notice a theme…I tend to forget that my new camera has removable parts that need to be put back into the camera when I want to use it.
Did you have any issues transitioning from iPhoneographer to actually using a real camera?