After visiting my husband at work last week, I happened to be in the area of my teacher’s studio (Vitale’s Portrait Studio). I stopped to visit with the kids and of course A, being the terrible-twos-toddler that she is, felt like she needed to get into anything and everything! I think she completely redecorated his studio and hid all of his small-yet-important items. I’m sure he appreciated it.
While I was there, he gave me the opportunity to shoot with his (Nikon) DSLR in the studio with the studio lights. I took a few pictures of A; I was sooooo scared to use his camera! I was seriously afraid I might somehow damage it or screw it up, especially since it’s worth more than my car. I only took maybe 10 pictures. Then Vinny took pictures of S, and he just pop-pop-popped ’em off.
After some cropping (on my pictures, of course), here’s the best two of A:They are two separate pictures, but the camera is so fast that I think both of them were taken in less than a second, so she’s got the same partial smile in both. I enjoyed trying out his camera, even though I was so scared. It made me excited to order mine (I did as soon as I got home that night) and stop wavering between whether a Canon or a Nikon is better. That dilemma had me researching like crazy (and making everyone else crazy) and making a pro/con list for over a month! FYI: they’re essentially just as good as each other…it’s what fits best with your hands and whose menu/controls are easiest for you to understand and use.