It’s a bit of a dilemma. I confess to feeling a little bit guilty. The thing is, I have a perfectly good DSLR camera, a Nikon. I have talked about my early cameras, culminating really in the Cannon AE1. I sold it. I can’t remember why. I probably needed the money.
The D5300 is nowhere near the top of the range, but it is a Nikon, and I had always wanted one. It’s a beautiful camera, and I have loved using it. But I barely touch it any more. I haven’t felt the need to, I think I probably will though when the weather starts getting better and I don’t feel guilty about going and spending a couple off hours at the Sea Wall.
I have been an iphone devotee since they first came out. I even changed the provider that I had been with for the best part of ten years because they weren’t going to sell them. A couple of years ago, I thought I would give android a chance. Because of the reputation of the camera I bought a Huawei P20 Pro, wonderful camera, I loved the colour rendering and the night mode. It made the iPhone 6 I had at the time look pathetic. Trouble was I didn’t really like Android. Nothing wrong with it, just couldn’t get on with it really. Anyhow, as you will now know, I am back with apple. “Institutionally content” I think is probably about right. And I do like the camera. Thing is though, doesn’t matter what I have I’m no better a photographer. So I am looking for a book, or something on line – phone photography. I know I said that last week. Chances are I’ll say it again next week. But I am looking.
It’s worth saying that I am perhaps overly critical of myself. I enjoy what I do. I know I could do it better, but that doesn’t stop me.