Fast forward 7 years, we decided to revisit our enjoyment of photography. We will be out in nature more with our Ollie (Oliver) and capturing those memories just makes sense.
So after much research, Mike was finally ready to pull the trigger on a new camera. There is a fantastic camera shop in Auburn, you don't see those much anymore, owned by a local resident that also happens to teach photography at Auburn University.
He has talked with us all week about the various models and we all came to the conclusion that Mike would be happy with a Nikon 7100 with the Nikkor 18-140 and 55-300 lenses. So yesterday the purchase was made. John was so nice, he set the camera up, attached the filter and strap. He then went over several settings and such. He holds classes there at the camera shop so we will both be attending a few of those. In the meantime, he encouraged us to call him or Henry if we are out and need advice. So Mike will be trying different things in the uocoming week to get used to this new camera....learning it.
What did I buy? Nothing yet!! Getting the first one was a huge hurdle. I will most likely get an entry level DSLR or another point and shoot. I certainly don't have the knowledge Mike has about the DSLR. Until then I'll use my trusty cell phone!!
One thing for sure, our blog has the perfect name....Through the Lens. " Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it.... "Through the Lens."
" A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. "