So wow, it’s been over two months since I’ve done a journal update. Sorry about that, life has been absolutely crazy. Work pretty much has me going non-stop (averaging 90-95 hours every two weeks), and I didn’t get my new camera until just before Thanksgiving. (Huzzah for a local camera shop having an early “Black Friday” sale!) Honestly, between that, work, and recovering from being sick, I haven’t had much time for anything else, which is a bummer, but I can’t complain too hard, because at least it’s something.
So, new camera! I ended up going with a Nikon D7100. I thought that I was going to go with the D5300 for a long while, basically most stats on the two were comparable. However, I ended up getting a chance to hold both in my hands, and the Nikon D7100 just felt better. It had more heft to it, and I loved the dual SD card slots, and the fact that a majority of my settings are now on dials externally, instead of internally. Not to mention, this thing is a beast when it comes to lower light shooting. (With a caveat, that, of course, the less light you have, the grainer the shot will be, that has not changed, haha). But overall, the quality of the photos has just felt so much better. And luckily, I’ve really had a chance to break it in by doing some event photography for an American Cancer Society event, a photoshoot with the superduperamazing :devfuschicocosplay:, and by shooting a friend’s wedding! I’ve put this camera through its paces, and I’m really happy with my choice on that front.
And honestly, that’s pretty much it. Next year, I’m definitely slated to attend Katsucon and Dragon Con. I also have MAGfest weekend off (as that is my birthday weekend), but I do not know if I’ll be attending as I do not have a badge, hotel room, or know if I feel like making a two hour drive for hanging out for a day. So, we’ll see! In terms of photoshoots, I’m still debating how I want to proceed with that. I’m in the process of setting up a few at Katsucon with people who I’ve been swearing I’ll ask to work with me, but beyond that, I dunno how much stress I want to put on myself given how 2013 has gone.
Anyways, that’s it for me! How is everyone else? What’s been new with y’all over these past two months? Any exciting costumes or photography? Shout it out in the comments (or you can comment too XD)
PS- My latest poll is about my next journal. People want me to “talk about a particular topic”. As of right now, cosplay photography seems to be leading, but is there anything else anyone wants me to blab on about? (TV/Movies perhaps?) If it’s cosplay photography, what should I be talking about, because I feel like I’ve done one or two journals that more or less sum up what/how I feel/operate, so I’m gonna need specific examples!
As always, until next time:
...see you space cowboys...