After having sat on the sidelines for decades while others merrily snapped photos, I slowly came to the realization that it was time to suck it up and get my own camera. No more family cameras that I use with great trepidation, and even greater suckage, every five months or so. I am tired of chanelling my mother-in-law, cutting off people's heads as they pose for exactly the same photo around the dining room table year after year after year.
So, with Communique 2011 right around the corner, just bursting with photographic possibilities and memories I am dying to capture, last week I broke down and bought my own designated camera.
These are some of the photos that I took while playing around with the settings as I familiarize myself with my Panasonic Lumix.