Archive for September 14th, 2011

Is This Why They Call It Digital?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011


Yes, that’s one of my digits.  No, I wasn’t trying to photograph my finger.  This was my first picture with the new digital camera I bought yesterday. After taking portraits for over 30-years, I finally switched from film to digital.  Well I started anyway.

I bought a Nikon 3100 and it’s amazing.  It will take me a looong time to understand all the finite features on this thing. The “Quick Guide” has too many pages of information in four languages!

I looked up the feature called “Smart Portrait” and this is part of what it said:  “In ‘Smart Portrait’ mode, the camera detects human faces and then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected.”

C’mon!  That’s gotta be horseshit in any language.