Nov 15, 2010

New Camera Excitement!

I am so excited!
I have a new camera... finally!
The Fujifilm Finepix S1800 which has a clever enough Auto Mode that I can take nice pictures easily and flexible enough manual settings that if I ever learn more and want to adjust them on my own, I won't feel trapped by too simple of a camera.

My favourite part is that the Macro function is easy to use (simply press one button) and it works.  Pictures are actually in focus - something that has been an issue with the macro function on all of my previous cameras.
Equally exciting is that fact that it has a Super Macro function (simply press the button twice)... I didn't even know about this before purchasing so it was a lovely surprise.  The Super Macro function can take pictures as close as 2cm or around 0.8 inches!  So awesome :-)
Come spring and summer, you will likely see many flower, plant and hopefully bug close ups here on the blog.

What I find very interesting is how much more aware I am of nuances in my surroundings now that my creative mind is looking for 'photo-worthy' images.

Batteries are charging as I type this and I will be posting photos soon!

(the camera takes 4 AA batteries which is another thing I love about it - I use rechargeable NiMH batteries and they have saved me so much money over the years as well as being more environmentally friendly.)


  1. Wow, this is so great! What a fancy-looking camera! I am happy for you, and also happy for us because I know we will get to see some gorgeous stuff from this camera. Yahoo!

  2. I love that you have an Etsy Store. I hope you'll be putting way more of your wonderful art on it. :-)

  3. thanks for sharing my excitement Willow Carver!
    and thanks for making me feel all warm with your compliment :)

  4. hi Kitty, thank you for your kind words! I hope I will have more up on my Etsy store soon too :-)

  5. That's great news, Liberty. Can't wait to see your photos; you have so many interesting bugs and plants in your neck of the woods. And I totally know what you mean about looking for photo-worthy shots. I started doing that too after getting a new camera. It's such fun to discover the ways in which the camera sees the world!

  6. Thank you Christie. I love how you worded that - discovering the ways in which the camera sees the world! :)

  7. have fun! having a nice camera makes such a world of difference in seeing photo ops and taking quality pictures. i've really enjoyed my new camera and hope you do too. i look forward to seeing your photos!

    And don't be afraid to move away from the auto settings.... it's not as scary as you may think.

  8. thank you for the encouragement Amy - I have been so inspired by the photography on your blog. I may end up asking you for tips at some point (which you are welcome to refuse if it feels like too much :)

  9. Yippppeee! Sounds like you are having so much fun! :) Enjoy


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