I'm starting to use our fancier camera – a Panasonic Lumix. Mr. S got bored being my photographer, but he's given me a few instructions for this camera and keeps saying, "Now be very careful with it" as if I'm a careless teenager. Geez, don't treat me like a kid – I'm a grown-up! He's so unfair!
After a little, tiny bit of wheedling, I got Mr. S to buy a remote for the camera. Yay, a remote! This is going to revolutionize my selfies! So the remote arrived quickly (from China, a company called JYC - they probably also make yPads and other knock-offs) and we tried it out. It worked, and we put the camera away again.
On the weekend I wanted to take photos, and the remote didn't work. Mr. S, my tech expert, was away. Typical! I've figured out that it must be a dead battery – already – and of course it's a special type of battery that I'll have to go searching for. So I ended up taking photos the usual way – set the timer and run. Here are the pictures I took while I was still trying to figure it out.
(I had to set these up and use the timer, so these are a dramatization.)
|check the instructions|
|try to use the remote|
|try to use the remote with antenna pulled out|
|still not working - what the ****'s going on here?|
|okay, stop and breathe, and exhale, breathe, exhale|
|okay, I'm feeling calmer now|
|let's just get a nice close-up of the scarf and try it again|
|and then - #$&)!&^%#$@^!$#^%%^&%%#!!!|
Jacket - Christopher & Banks
Skirt - Old Navy
Leggings - Hue
Boots - Sporto, thrifted
Scarf - gift
Brooch - thrifted
How do you take pictures, and are you satisfied with your technology?