It’s Always Something…


I’ve been working on the tutorial for my “Big Top” Earrings design this past week and all was going swimmingly, until I had to take a few more process photos. That’s when I discovered that pieces of the memory card had broken off and lodged in the card slot of my camera. In trying to remove the debris, the metal prongs inside the card slot were disturbed and would no longer read any memory card I inserted. This was quite a dilemma for me in that I rely  heavily on a good camera for taking step-by-step photos for my tutorials. And before you suggest that I take photos with my phone or tablet, let me tell you that although these cameras have improved considerably they aren’t an option when one needs to shoot photos that are 300px in RAW format. I really can’t be without a good camera for very long so sending it in for repair was not a consideration. Add to that the cost involved in repairing an eleven year old camera when digital photography has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. There was no question in my mind that I needed to invest in a new camera, but it required quite a bit of research as to which camera to buy. There is such a vast choice of models and brands to choose from! I had been using a Nikon D-90 and  decided on a D7500 as I can use lenses that I already have and I’m familiar with the dials, switches and various buttons (also referred to as all the bells and whistles) that Nikon cameras have. Still, there will be a learning curve as there is with any newer gadget and I’m awaiting a copy of “The Nikon D-7500 for Dummies” to arrive. In the meantime, I’m working on a second colourway to include in the “Big Top” tutorial…something different, but still vivid and very lively from the bright red, yellow, and blue (reminiscent of colors used on a carton of “Animal Crackers” and fittingly circus-like!) of the first pair shown in my previous post, but still very lively. Stay tuned!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on October 4, 2020.

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