It reminded me so much of the camera my husband gave me on my 30th birthday. My Nikon FE was beloved by me. I'm very sentimental about that camera.
So, when I started looking at reviews of the Fuji camera, and especially this video by David Hobby, I thought to myself, "I think I can figure out how to use this camera!"
I hope you'll read about David Hobby here. He was a Baltimore Sun staff photographer who took a buy-out in 2008 and created a league of amateur photographers who, by all accounts, are horning in on the business of the professionals! David teaches amateur photographers how to create professional lighting environments from inexpensive materials, like cereal boxes, found around the house. One of the best parts is that he does this for free at his blog: http://www.strobist.blogspot.com
Yesterday was the first day I got a chance to play with the camera. I used autofocus, but the aperture and shutter speed were set manually. The camera can do so much, it's a little intimidating, but David takes you step-by-step through a review of the features of the camera. I appreciated his video so much! I took notes and I know I will view his video many times in order for things to really sink in! Remember, for about 20 years I've been lazy in my photo taking!
These are photos of a bracelet I made yesterday using copper. The center section was put through the rolling mill and enameled with liquid enamel. The end pieces were etched and patinated.
Which photo do you prefer? Why? I would love feedback ... just be gentle ... :-)