The camera was purchased over a year ago but it was only recently that I sat down and actually tried the things I've learned. Ali and Mishelle inspired me to sit down and start using something other than the big ol' automatic setting crutch on the dial.
Truth: I just want an excuse to get a lens as big and fancy as Mishelle's, I definitely have lens envy. And if learning how to use this thing to justify that purchase (which isn't really going to happen unless they become Happy Meal toys) then learning to use the camera properly is the way I'm going to go.
BTW: who ever selects upcoming Happy Meal toys --> lens for DSLRs would guarantee an unprecedented run on the sales of Happy Meals. You're welcome to act on that suggestion. You don't even need to credit me, just act on it, m'kay?
Anyway. So Manual, it's so nice to meet you. Go easy on me okay? I'm just learning how to use you to my fullest advantage.
Woah, wait, that sounded a bit rude. I mean, yes Manual I'm going to use you but trust me, it will benefit us both. Not that that sounds much better. I just hate for you to think I'm 'using you'.
After all, it's not like you haven't been taunting and teasing while intimidating me for over a year. You are a camera-tease, there's no doubt about that.
So here we go Manual: a fast subject under horrible lighting conditions. But I was patient master. I don't think your grasshopper failed.
*hisses* 'Manual, I will make you my bitch soon enough.'
I suppose that didn't sound any better than 'using you', did it?
Don't take it personally my sweet inanimate object that I think cares about what I think.
I need to get out more.