I don't like shopping. The very prospect of going out to the shops is something both terrifying and irritating to me. So when I need to get something new, it comes about after lots of long and careful consideration. Spontaneity doesn't even come in to it. Back in January I saw a new camera I quite liked. Mine has been around now since 2008 and in the current trend of technology zooming ahead faster than we can keep up with it, I was considering an upgrade. I resisted the temptation, deciding to research into what I wanted and armed myself with all the knowledge I could get.
Two months later in March, I took a leap and bought the new camera. It's exactly what I want, and it does what I need it to do. The only problem now is that it appears I need to update everything else! Talking to my friends, they warned me about needing new lenses and filters etc etc. I paid them no heed - thinking, well my lens is relatively new, there's nothing wrong with that. Turns out I'm right. My lens is fine. Its just my computer instead.
Since the new camera, it turns out my Photoshop and Lightroom are too old to support the new RAW files. I spent 3 days researching a solution to this, and although its not as efficient as I am used to, it works. All I have to do now is convert all my RAW files to DNG files before I can move them into Lightroom. It's not the best option but it seems to be ok. And it means I don't have to upgrade all my Photoshop software.
Trouble is, whenever I put the memory card into the reader, Lightroom boots automatically and then crashes. Oh, how I love seeing the blue screen of death pop up when I'm midway through downloading something.
The camera is frighteningly quick, so quick that I can not find the photos I took on it last week. I have no idea where they have gone! So, I'm spending this afternoon pulling out the manual (yes, they still come in book form!) and I will be trying to figure out where exactly said images are. Hopefully when that happens, I will be able to add some photos and write some more exciting blogs.
In the meantime, my computer is backing itself up like never before, I will be traditionally learning (reading) and technology will be heading one step closer to another megapixel.