The truth is folks, I am very much so afraid of this.
9 REASONS WHY I HAVE NOT INVESTED IN A FANCY PANTS CAMERA FOR MY BLOG
1. To start with, I can't even get the name down. The camera is called a DSLR. Or is it DRSL? DSRL? Ah, screw it all, we'll just call it a fancy pants camera! What in the world does that acronym mean? If I can't even figure out the name of the camera how am I supposed to figure out what it does?
2. A thousand bucks. That's what most of these bad boys cost and that's just the base price. One of my good friends who loves photography says she has bought lens that in and of themselves are that expensive- in addition to the camera itself. Shizer! There goes every penny I've ever earned.
3. I am overwhelmed easily. Especially by things I don't do well. I can see an absolute panic fit going down when I realize there are buttons, buttons and more buttons and I have not a clue how to use any of them.
4. It's so big! Definitely not big enough to shove in my purse, which is what I do now. Does that mean that I have to carry a purse around everywhere AND a big, honking camera bag? Because I think we all know that is never going to happen and the expensive camera will just get left in the car.
5. I've got some pride and the fact of the matter is I am afraid that people who don't know anything about cameras will make fun of me for carrying around a big old camera. It's huge! I'll look like an idiot! Last time I got a pedicure the man doing my nails made fun of me for how big my point and shoot camera was, and that's just a little old thinger. In the ever swelling "iPhone cameras are God" crowd how will I ever fit in with a DSLR?
6. On the flip side of #5, I'm afraid that people who do know something about cameras will make fun of me for fiddling around with an expensive bugger and not having a clue how to use it. I am already kind of afraid of real photographers anyway. They're so intimidating with all their gadgets and lights and filters. I'm afraid the real deals will be able to spot me from a mile away as nothing but a wannabe. I feel like if I did have a nice camera I would have to go around with a sign around my neck that said "This camera cost a lot of money, but I am not a pro, I don't think I'm a pro, and I will never be a pro. Please judge accordingly."
7. I am afraid people will make fun of my pictures. I've seen some people say some not nice things about un-photographers who have DSLRs. Facebook statuses abound, "Just because you have an expensive camera doesn't make you a photographer!" I mean, rude, right? So I guess I'll just take my camera phone and crawl into a corner now.
8. I have a history of not taking care of my stuff as well as I should. For example my point and shoot camera I keep in a sock in my purse. I faithfully lose my keys every four months. My car is missing its right rearview mirror. AND I THINK I AM RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO HAVE A CAMERA THAT COST OVER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS? I think not.
9. What if I buy a big fancy pants camera and then my pictures are STILL awful? Or I am too dumb to figure out how it works? So my pictures look just the same as they did before and now I am out a grand.
Now it's your turn. Camera people- go. Tell me every reason why I should or should not invest in one of those expensive little buggers.