since i got my new camera i have been all about auto. i was a photography geek in high school and also did some black and white work in college but i haven’t touched a “real” camera since the entire field change with the introduction of things like dslr’s and photoshop. it is a brave new world. and i am completely lost and intimidated.
a few months ago i decided that i was missing a creative outlet in my life so i treated myself to my very own dslr. it was a huge investment and i sometimes wonder what i was thinking. i don’t have the time to properly learn how to use it, i have no idea how to do anything in photoshop, and it can’t hurt to repeat that i am completely lost and intimidated.
the other day i did a crazy thing. i turned off the built in flash on my camera and i changed my lens to manual focus. manual focus! trusting that somehow the years of focusing my old camera would just come back and lead me i slid the little buttom to m and went crazy.
it was scary, it was freeing, it was fun. and here is the bean in manual focus (untouched of course cause despite my big foray into focusing i still have no idea how to use photoshop).
i think there is some symbolism here but the bean is thirsty so you’ll have to draw your own conclusions. auto focus? manual focus? life…