Nick and I?  Are officially – divorcing.

Yes.  I am getting a divorce from my camera.  Tonight I just want to scream and yes, cry.  Over him.  Because I am so…so…so…just…frustrated.

I dont know what I am doing wrong, but perhaps a better way to put it would be I dont know what I am doing RIGHT.

Cameras.  Tonight.  We are not getting along.

I just wish, so badly, tonight, that someone could walk me through this.  I dont understand anything I am reading, and cant apply the concepts I am trying to understand.  The only people I know I am too intimidated to ask, and I really?  Dont know what to even ask.

How to take pictures.  I suppose.

We went to the church to try out some settings I have been messing with, and I just got overwhelmed.  With everything.  I cant get the pictures to turn out.  Unless.  Unless!  I shoot plain in automatic.

I dont know what I was expecting, really, grade A perfect pictures on the first try, I suppose.  A lot of things with me, if they dont come out PERFECT the first try, I give up.  And yet here I am – two weeks from Amandas wedding – and I cant even get a simple picture.

Its just not working.

And I am frustrated.  Fed up.

And SO getting that divorce.  From my camera.  Yes.

4 thoughts on “Frustration

  1. sarah says:

    Read the book Understanding Exposure. It helped me soooo much!

  2. Colleen says:

    So…. pick up your gumption and shoot on automatic. 😉 Or…. shoot a shot on automatic and if you like the way it looks, check what settings it used and try those settings on manual or tweak it just slightly to get the results you want. I do that all the time.

    You’ll be okay. Now go kiss and make up. 🙂

  3. Becky Smith says:

    I can so relate to being a bit overwhelmed with all the complexities of a camera. I’m having fun getting to know my new one but I am also slightly befuddled by the huge amount of stuff I don’t know!!! My son got me “Nikon D5000 for Dummies” at Christmas and that has been a HUGE help; everything is written in plain and simple language with lots of pictures. Just what I need! 🙂

    Have fun exploring more picture taking knowledge!!


  4. Karrie says:

    Every good relationship *ahem* needs perserverence!!!! This is probably just a point where you need to break through and take more risks!! Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you know people that know photography, it’s a true gift to be able to ask them questions!!

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