As for this new years eve I decided to forgo the usual drunken debauchery in favour of a nice curry and some decent films and at the stroke of midnight I made my traditional new years resolution to not make a new years resolution I quickly realised however that by making such a resolution I had already broken the afore mentioned resolution that I was not going to make in the first place. however despite my miserable resolution making skills I was able the next morning to take solace in the fact that I was the only non hung over human being in the western hemisphere.
So a new year and 2012 no less seeing as the Mayans/Internet conspiracy theorists/crazy cat ladies have predicted that the world will end this coming December. I have decided to take up photography as a hobby which should ensure that I capture some cool photo's come Armageddon, not that anyone will be around to view them mind bet hey ho, one cant have everything. I have spent the past few months researching camera's and trying to learn some of the terminology and functions of my chosen camera to make sure that I bought one that would engage me as a rank armature and yet would still offer up a wealth of new possibilities once my abilities and confidence grows. I finely settled on a Canon eos 600D after reading all the rave reviews it had received on review sites and from reading testimonies from 600D owners. Happy that I had selected the camera that was right for me I merrily and eagerly skipped along to my local camera vendor to make my purchase and that's when things went a little downhill.
Upon attracting the attention of a till jockey and explaining which product I wished to purchase the conversation went a little like this
Shop keep: so why did you want to purchase this particular model sir?
Me: I like the twiddly thing on the back
shop keep: um.... OK sir..so what type of thing are you looking to shoot with the camera?
Shop keep........yes...indeed sir but what kind of photo's are you looking to take?
Me: Nice ones.
By this point I was sweating profusely and was mentally praying to Thor to come smite me off of the face of the earth. Every single thing I had read about photography and all the studying I had done around the model of camera I was to purchase had completely disappeared from my mind I swiftly concluded my purchase and left the shop as quickly as I humanly could.
Well that's quite enough out of me for one day
until next time.