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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Hello, Lu

As stated below I have added a new camera to my collection, a Panasonic Lumix FZ300. This camera is in the bridge class of cameras. The way I understand it there is a camera hierarchy with phones and point and shoots at the bottom and digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) at the top and bridges in between.  The hierarchy is based on clarity and quality of image and seems to be directly correlated to price and indirectly correlated to ease of use.

This camera which I shall call Lu can function as a point and shoot but also has many buttons and dials if you want to take your photography up a notch. Since the whole point of my buying Lu was to do exactly that I have decided to embark on a self designed, self taught course, consisting of what I hope are credible internet resources and my own practice.

Over the next few weeks or months many of my posts will be about learning about Lu. There will be posts of photos with information about f stops and shutter speeds and depth of field and this setting versus that because the best way to learn about something is to not only practice but to process it. Knowing is good, being able to explain is better. Blogging your experience is a great way to process and explain.

My goal is to create a journal of a very new photographer, a short series of what someone who has only done phone photography before has to grapple with in learning how to use a bridge camera.

Pointers and ideas are welcome.