For some time now, I decided I was ready, able and willing to upgrade my camera body. This was a huge step for this Reno photographer. HUGE. I’ve been working with what I have and upgrading glass, but secretly, I was celebrating the day I would get to upgrade bodies. I finally placed my order over a month ago for my new addition to the family. Earlier this week, I received a call from Gordon’s, Reno’s locally owned and operated camera shop and I rushed over there as soon as I could. I picked her up with excitement, but strangely enough, I had mixed emotions about the whole experience.
You must think I’m nuts, but hear me out, please. I’m a true believer that it’s not about the gear and I think my experience and my business thus far will attest to this. However, being the business woman I am, there is such a thing as growth and a budget for upgrading equipment. This process was inevitable, but I still can’t help feeling a bit nervous about this step. I think one of my greatest fears is that people will ask what I shoot with and assume that the camera is the one taking great photographs instead of ME.
Despite my mixed emotions, I did open the box immediately and held her in my hands for a while as I looked her up and down. I think she was made to fit in my hands and it felt amazing to hold. I tucked the camera body itself into my purse for safe keeping for the rest of the afternoon. I made it home, made dinner for my family, cleaned up my children and home, tucked them into bed and got to work on editing photos. It was quite late by the time I allowed myself to unpack the rest of the box (discipline, folks). I finally put the battery on the charger and instead of grabbing my camera, I grabbed the manual and curled in bed for some late night reading. Yes, I told you before, I am a nerd.
I’m still making my way through the manual, as I want to know every single tiny little detail of this camera just as I do my now back up camera (gosh, that sounds awful to say of my loyal gal). I did get to take some shots yesterday, but nothing really exciting, so test shots and exciting stuff will be coming soon. I will say that 61 focus points is very, very exciting and even the sound of the shutter is different. I think I will love this change, but the conservative side of me is taking it nice and slow.
Here are a few teasers right after I took possession. I still can’t believe she’s here! I’m grateful to be able to upgrade my equipment and I look forward to continuiing to capture beautiful moments for each of my clients.
Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.
When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.
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