Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Farewell Canon 1ds Mark ii - hello change

Today I sold one of my two Canon 1ds Mark ii cameras. It was a tough decision and there's a little sadness when I get rid of a camera I have used so much the past 4-5 years. Almost like a reliable friend, though no goodbye hugs. :)

Change is good! Grow or Die as Ian Summers says. And change it is for me.

I have been working on creating a nice portfolio of multimedias the past 6 months. It's been a wonderful learning curve and has lit a fire back into me. I must admit, it's also been a frustrating learning curve. Learning software like Final Cut, imovie, how to digitally record sound, garageband, different shooting style, and of course video. Also an entire new dictionary of terms like HD, 16:9, 720p or 1080p, and the list goes on. Then the process of completing a multimedia, learning more and deciding to redo some olds ones to make them better and learn more from the process.

I started my career in photojournalism. I remember back in college how cool those multi-slide projectors were used to fade in and out images as a story is told with sound. It was so cool to hear the person talk and watch all the slides.

My first newspaper internship I carried around a recorder to interview people. I remember the first big interview I had. A guy who was ontop of a mountain that was hit by lightning and he was one of two lucky survivors, as one didn't make it. He was obviously shaken up as he openly talked about the experience and I recorded away before the rescue team showed up. And now many years later I am into what captivated me years ago. Telling a story through sound, still photography and video. How cool is this!

So, I'm patiently waiting for my Canon 7d to arrive. Then I'm sure my second 1ds mark ii will be released to someone else to love as I embrace still photography, sound and video.

How exciting these times are!

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