I want a new camera. But since I can’t afford one, I’m trying to appreciate the one I already have. It was probably new around 2003 or so – it’s a Canon Powershot Pro1. I found it on Craigslist back in Santa Barbara. Nothing too fancy, but a small step up from a point and shoot. I know nothing about photography other than what I know from skimming the the Powershot’s manual (which I’ve since misplaced) and occasional googling. Today’s project was figuring out how to focus on one subject – controlling depth of field.
Yeah, the subject is pretty boring, but I think I’m starting to get how to make my camera do this. Maybe next I’ll move on to something more interesting.