For Christmas, I received a new camera from my folks (thanks Mom and Dad!) The Nikon D80 is my first SLR, and I am excited beyond words. As a self-taught photographer, it’s extremely exciting to “graduate” to the real deal and learn to use a digital SLR.
For now, I’m just puttering around learning how to use the camera, and familiarizing myself with using such a heavy instrument (it is worlds different from the slender, pocket-sized COOLPIX S3 I have been working with).
Above is one of my first pictures (click on it for more detail). Check it out: my new camera is so awesome, that you can even see the dog hair on my indoor herb garden!