I wonâ€™t apologize for a being a traditionalist because that is who I am and what I am comfortable with. Â For example, I love going to my mailbox and see a letter from a friend or family member that has old fashioned photographs enclosed inside. For the sake of sticking to that tradition I stopped taking pictures altogether. Boy oh boy, what a mistake that was?
After years of battling with â€˜do I go digital or stay traditional?â€™ I finally gave in and bought my first digital camera just under a month ago. Little did I know that my latest purchase would teach me something new about myself. I absolutely love taking pictures and really missed out on perfecting this art. It seems as though a very different eye is looking through the viewfinder this time around. I am taking shots of things I would never have taken in past years. I did not appreciate the freedom of creative photography. I never thought that I had that kind of eye. However, my latest model was willing to sit for me until I got the shot I was meant to take. Upon downloading the image, something told me there was more to see. So, again, with embracing modern technology, I magnified my subjects face and could not believe what I was seeing. It was as though an animated character from the movie, â€˜A Bugâ€™s Lifeâ€™ had flown from the big screen into my world to teach me something. I can see that photography classes will be in my immediate future. Itâ€™s never too late to teach an old (traditional)Â dog a new trick.