I really want to take up photography, but it is so expensive! Not to mention, it takes so much practice.
Either the new 4-3 format (Sony NES) or regular Canon EOS works for me. (I’m sorta a Nikon guy for quality photos though.. because my mom used to use a Nikon.)
Anyways, even a somewhat decent set costs several hundred $$. Well, I don’t feel like hedging that much money onto equipment I feel don’t contribute to my life.
It’s definitely a field for people very devoted (I’m sure the photo geeks love that amateurs are kept a safe distance away).
But damn. What a shame…I really want to shoot some great shots and manipulate them.
Quick fun fact: I was talking to the guy that works at the Berkeley Bike Station. His friend shot for National Geographic. Here’s what I learned. He shot two hundred rolls of film. For those Gen Yers that didn’t barely ever touch film, each roll of film contains 24-36 shots. So basically, he took 4800-7200 pictures. National Geographic only allow shots using natural lighting. Anyways, they picked out probably 5-6 shots for the magazine…but said he didn’t shoot enough pictures. They wanted more like 300 rolls. Damn!