Why, you may be asking, am I posting a photo of a camera?
Why, instead, am I not using said camera and posting said pictures from said camera?
Simple answer. I don't know how to use it.
I've proved that. Twice.
My sister oh-so-kindly loaned me this lovely gem to carry along on our Big Trip to Europe last spring. She gave me a short tutorial. I lugged this heavy thing everywhere, and tried taking pictures.
Everything came out blurry.
I didn't say anything. I thought I just didn't know what I was doing.
Finally, everything came to a head. I was in a dark old church in Florence, trying to take a photo of a candle. Blurry. Blurry. Blurry. My sister noticed I was having trouble and asked me what was wrong. I confessed that my pictures were blurry. She gave me a couple of suggestions, but it didn't correct the problem. Then she took the camera and tried to take pictures. Blurry. Blurry. Blurry.
Something's broken, she said.
I felt terrible. Not only had all my pictures from my Big Trip to Europe come out blurry, but I'd also broken my sister's second-best camera.
When we got home, my sister took the camera to her son-in-law, a professional photographer.
Red-faced-moment. It turns out the camera wasn't broken at all. A tiny switch had been flipped. My sister's son-in-law flipped the switch back, and everything was right with the world.
My sister has oh-so-kindly loaned me her camera again.
Now I'm too scared to touch it.
Are there picture-taking classes online? I need help!
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