As detailed in my blog post “So I still can’t afford a DSLR… but…” I continue to be a grateful recipient of a Nikon D70 from my friend Marc. It’s been about a year and a half now since I have this camera and now more than ever I am realising that I didn’t take the time to learn all the bells and whistles of it. I do understand how it works and I have taken some great photos with it but I always felt unattached to the camera because I felt that it wasn’t mine and would have to be returned at any moment.
All that has changed now as with my upcoming trip to Japan the Nikon D70 will be my main camera. Over the last few days I have really been studying all the fuctions of the camera, trying to understand every term, every menu item and every last function. That has lead me me to updating the firmware as well as discovering all kinds of new settings and functionality that i would have never explored before. It makes me extra excited about using this camera on my trip.
I dusted off some old books such as Scott Kelby’s Digital photography book 1 and book 2 and have been practising and trying to visualize and be prepared for the kinds of varying photo ops a trip to Japan will offer. Hopefully I’ll do a good job capturing what I see for friends family and readers of Jamaipanese.com as well as this blog.