I decided I wanted to learn more about photography. Rather than just buy some cheap portable thing and charge forward, I started researching and reading articles and blog posts regarding a camera I could buy and learn on. As far as I can see, there are cameras which assume you have no knowledge at all and then there are some which are dedicated to a person who does have the background. I can’t see a crossover camera which is one a rank amateur can own but also learn from.
That is until I found a Fujifilm camera that appears to do that. Enter the Fujifilm X30. While the camera is a bit older it has a mix of technology and use which numerous photographers have said straddle that fence of providing advanced functionality while someone like me the chance to learn.
The X30 has that serious retro look going for it plus an amazing gamut of functionality. Something that I will start practicing with on weekends. I’ll start going to places and taking bad pictures and good pictures on auto and then start learning the customizations and stuff on the camera.
Maybe I will take a introduction to digital photography class at Ohlone College since they have an online class I could take.
The real thing though is learning something. We all trot out the smart phone cameras these days and its an easy out. The phones have it all so we lose sight of a richer and textured method of taking the memories.
Stand by! Photos incoming!