Micro Monday Proverb time.
After I posted my photo of the Corgi/MBX Mercedes wagon, and once again whined about my poor potato camera, Kimba the Diecast Lover made a comment that got me thinking, and the left and right hemispheres of my brain have been playing ping pong with that thought all day.
Kimba asked if I had used my zoom on that particular photo. I had replied yes, and that my camera won’t give the all clear beep or focus if I’m too close. It occurred to me that I was treating my camera as if it were my old one, which worked in a totally different way.
I had been zooming in, and then clicking the option for close up. The camera “made” me back up further and further before it gave me the go-ahead beep and the corresponding little green rectangle in the LCD panel.
Anyway, long story short, I’d been thinking about it all day, then I saw Shop Teacher’s Micro Monday post and I commented that I had a new one to share. On my way downstairs to shoot it it dawned on me to try the close up mode without zooming. This is what it gave me:
And this is my first try. I can’t wait to keep testing it out and to see what I can actually do with it when I use it the right way.
I was a poor craftsman indeed, blaming my tools.
Potato this, and potato that, boo hoo...
No more. After I take the time to read the instructions that came with it, I’m sure I’m going to feel like I already bought my new camera. Thanks Kimba!