I took this picture before a night out because a hair day that great deserved to be documented. Totally unrepeatable. Sigh.
I love my Nikon D40. The photos are so crisp and clear, and the zoom is awesome.
It also has cool focus capabilities, which adds a lot of depth to pictures.
Annoyingly, though, the Nikon D40 is no longer being made - there are alternatives, but they aren't as cheap (mine was only about £250) - the Nikon D3000 is the upgrade, although a lot of my fellow bloggers use the Canon 1000D. I have a little point and shoot too - this little thingy - which isn't bad, but I'm currently coveting an Olympus PEN. Sigh.
I often feel like adding a disclaimer to my pictures, though, because while the camera is a big part of it, it doesn't do all the work. If you know your way around Photoshop, it can make most photographs look amazing. This, for instance, was taken with my iPhone camera:
Thing is, when I'm snapping away, I'd always rather capture the moment than play with filters and settings - too much of that means you can miss the moment altogether. So, after I take my photos, I give them a hearty whack with the Photoshop stick. Here are some before and afters...
Which brings me to the point of this post - yep, for once I have one! I'm by no means an expert, but would you be interested in some Photoshop tutorials? What do you think - is there a demand for it?