I’ve always used my phone’s camera, to take all the pictures seen in my blog thus far. When I dropped it over six months ago on my parent’s tile floor, and the case decided to open like a bird in flight letting the screen take the brunt of the impact, the glass didn’t stand a chance!
It was cracked and getting worse by the week, but it was functional, and I could still take pictures with the camera on the back side of the phone. Good as gold, right? I thought so too, for awhile. I was still only about six months into a two-year contract, so I had a year and a half to wait, before I could get a new one. Of course we didn’t have the insurance that covered a cracked screen. That would have been too easy. It’d be just fine.
I could still do my work. I’d just hold the phone away from my ear during calls, so the sharp bit up in the corner, where shards had started to chip away, wouldn’t cut me.
Everything was going perfectly okay, until I started noticing that every picture I took had a black spot in the lower right-hand corner. If I zoomed in, it would go away, but for standard pics, it was there like an eyesore.
“Please let me get you that camera,” my husband kept telling me. He’d been wanting to get me the Nikon Coolpix P900. He showed me its incredible zooming capabilities on this YouTube video. The cost was roughly $600 give or take, but he considered it an investment in my work. With plans to start my own YouTube Channel of How-To videos for those wanting to learn to crochet or make amigurumi, and no means to film them, I finally gave in.
So, here is my shiny new Nikon Coolpix P900 camera (see image above)! Isn’t it pretty? Look at this pic we took night one after getting it:
With the camera’s telescoping capabilities, you can see further than you’d ever expect a camera’s zoom lens to go.
Now, I can get my videos filmed and posted for all you crocheters out there, and I won’t have to worry about seeing a little black spot on every picture (see post V is for Video). I’d say the camera was well worth the price.
I have a difficult time wanting to spend any kind of money on myself but sometimes, in starting new endeavors, we have to be willing to invest in our future success.
Is there something you’ve been holding off on buying that would really help you with your creative work? What is it?