Not the Social Media bandwagon, that’s recently quite hot on the news.
I’m referring to the DSLR bandwagon.
There has been a trend in the recent years, to own a DSLR. Everywhere you go, you see DSLR. What happened to compact cameras?!
A DSLR is not a normal camera. It needs more TLC as compared to a compact. You can’t just leave it lying around when not in use. Of course, considering the huge amount of money spent on it, you won’t leave it lying around right?
It’s best kept in a dry cabinet when not in use. Something I learnt from my fellow photography enthusiasts.
I’ve seen many mummys using DSLR to shoot their kids. And I can’t help but wonder, do they really know how to take care of the DSLR, or is it just a camera to them?
People buy DSLR, coz it’s glamorous to own one. To most people, I guess, DSLR is just a camera that can produce quality photos. Coz I’ve heard numerous comments that you can just use the AUTO mode of the DSLR. *facepalm*
I’m one who do not like to use the AUTO mode. Hahahha.. I love playing around with the manual mode. And no.. I do not know much of the technical aspects of photography. I just love taking photos. Ever since I started hanging out with photography enthusiasts, I’m using the manual mode more often. Loved how the effects turned out, even on my trusty 6yr old Canon Powershot A80 (which recently died on me by producing overexposed photos when taken outdoors).
Stopped taking photos since then. No proper camera. I have a Fuji compact, but the manual mode isn’t powerful.
I miss going out with my photography gang!
Maybe it’s time for me to jump onto the bandwagon too.