My camera family

My insane love for photos has led to the continuous increase of cameras that I have. Currently, I own three cameras: a Nikon D5100, a Nikon 1 V1 and a Nikon Coolpix S6200. Yes. I seem to be growing a mini Nikon family of cameras here. It wasn't really intentional since the Coolpix was just a freebie when I got the V1 recently. I was actually set on getting a pink J1 which I blogged about here, but the free vouchers and free digicam lured me into upgrading to V1 instead.

Unfortunately, I have to admit that I am in no way an expert when it comes to photography. In fact, I think I know very little about it and my ultra crappy shots can attest to this. I still have a lot of learning to do to even be considered okay. I initially planned on joining a photography club based here, attend workshops or something just to learn the basics but my shyness (I don't have steady hands too) always gets the best of me. Maybe someday. I hope.

As crazy as it may sound, I'm still trying to come up with cute names for my Nikon babies (suggestions?). I've always been known for my weird habit of naming gadgets I own and some of my friends even find it funny. But I strongly believe that people would tend to take better care of important items such as gadgets (or even credit cards) when they name them since it's like creating a more personal relationship with them. If you have a some sort of personal connection with the important things you own, you'd feel bad and guilty hurting or overusing them, right? Try it and let me know if it works with you too. :)

My white Nikon 1 V1. Aside from the free digicam and store vouchers, its electronic viewfinder  with its higher LCD screen resolution was the reason I purchased it.

This was the Coolpix digital camera that came with the above as freebie. I always carry it around with me. It's also white, compact and really cute. Not bad for something you got for free, right?

These are the V1 and the Coolpix side by side. I'm really digging their white color a whole lot! I decided not to get the pink one I originally wanted. I think this is me finally growing up. Haha!

Now meet my growing Nikon mini family! All three of them together. Aren't they adorable?

I really envy those people who have the talent to take awesome photos. I hope someday I learn the know-how too in order to put these cameras to good use.

Do you love photography too? Any advice you can share with an aspiring photographer like me? I would really appreciate it.

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  1. wow! you're quite the collector! go out there and take pictures, dear. it's the best learning you can do to be better at photography. :)

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  2. I love photography too! I think to master the photography, all you need to do is to bring you camera everywhere, and try to capture the moments! The more often you do this, the more expert you will be. Best photographer isn't made by the pro cameras, but it is made by the passion and learning process :)

    When you're making a nikon family, I'm making a canon family.. lol!

    have a nice day!

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    1. hi helena! thank you so much for the advice. :)

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  3. hi. i'm trying to read up camera reviews for nikon 1 j1 and saw your blog through search. is the v1 really better than the j1? i know this sounds silly but i wanted to buy the j1 simply because it's pink. now i want to make sure that i get better features too. i dont want to buy the j1 then think about getting a v1 later on. i hope you get what i mean. thanks,

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    1. not much difference really. if not for the free camera i think i would have thought twice about getting the v1. like i said it has an electronic viewfinder and an lcd screen with better resolution, but that's it. i was even told that the j1 already has a built in flash and the v1 doesn't. you need to buy it separately.

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  4. I am a Nikon girl to the max, so I hear ya!!!

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    1. oh how i wish i have even half of your talent, violet! you take awesome awesome photos! :)

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  5. Where'd you buy it to get the extra free camera? Cool freebie I must say. :-)

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    1. i bought it here in Dubai. forgot the name of the store. but it's the stall near carrefour just beside the walkalator. :)

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