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Photography fun

Last week I bought a new camera, a Nikon D40 digital SLR. I’ve been interested in photography for a while, and was hoping that our fairly new point-n-shoot Panasonic DMC-FX01 would satisfy my needs, but an SLR has a lot more to offer. This is a pretty entry-level and low-cost SLR but has earned some extremely good reviews. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it and the 18-55mm lens (27-82mm equivalent in traditional 35mm cameras) for the past week, and today I ordered a 55-200mm (82-300mm equiv.) telephoto lens to provide some more zoom range.

I’ve mainly just been playing around with the camera so far, but I’ve started collecting some of the better photos in a new D40 album in our photo gallery. I’ll include a couple of them here. Of course, the main reason for getting a new camera is so I can take even better pictures during our upcoming cruise of the Mediterranean. More news on that coming soon!

The last photo news is that I’ve also started tagging all the photos in our gallery with keywords describing what’s in the photo (things like “sheba”, or “buildings”, or “scenery”), and by visiting the gallery’s tag cloud, you can see virtual albums containing just the photos matching each tag (in other words, click on “sheba” to see all the pictures that have Sheba in them, no matter which album they are in). I’ve been tagging my all time favorite photos with the “favorites” keyword, so it’s easy to view my favorite photos from all our albums and vacations in the same place.


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