You`re right on about the battery life issues. I always carry at least
two sets of backup batteries, plus a battery charger if I`m going on a
shoot. I guess for me, wasting = throwing stuff away. So digital is
perfect for me because I don`t throw away any film and I don`t throw
away any batteries (I use rechargeables). So for my purposes, it
doesn`t get any better than DSLR :-) I do want a really nice film SLR
in the future though. My dad has one and I borrow it sometimes.
On the topic of PSP vs Photoshop, there are some really hot debates.
It`s so funny to watch people get all up in arms because they think PSP
is better or Photoshop is better, and everybody jumps on one bandwagon
or the other! Lol I`m not one of those people. I think it`s whatever
allows you to create the piece of art you want to create. I began my
career in web design with PaintShopPro. I designed websites and other
graphics for years with PSP - no problem. I only switched to photoshop
because I felt like it was the industry standard and I ought to learn
it. Now that I`ve used both programs pretty extensively, I can say that
I really like both and each has their strength, so there`s no sense
arguing about what`s better for everybody. It always comes down to
what`s better for the individual.
Here`s a cute pic I took of Kira. (you guessed it, another dog photo).
I had to sneak up and not wake her. I turned off all of the sounds on
my camera so I could take stealth pictures :-) After a while of using
digital, you don`t really need to hear the beeping or clicking sounds
anymore. You just get used to the silence and the mild whirrs it
produces. This was taken in low light. I don`t recall the exact
settings, but I think it was ISO 320, f2.8, shutter speed 1/20 or
something along those lines.
I DO have other pictures besides dog pictures, but unfortunately,
they`re all on my other computer. So I`ll have to try to remember to
post some later.