Slight Slump...

I've hit a slight "photographer's block" while being at school.  It could be because I'm so familiar with the campus that I can't really find anything interesting anymore.  You don't know how many times I've taken a picture of our library.  Or maybe because,I've become more timid when taking photos because I shoot film pretty often.  Don't want to waste any exposures on a bad or cliché shot!  That's a little counter intuitive of me to say -- I've been harking on for a while about how nice film is to learn on.  I'll put it this way, film is great to learn on -- you take more time composing your shots, but if you're simply not shooting at all because of film, go digital .  I picked up my digital cam (OM-D E-M5) for a little today.  I feel a bit better making exposures with it now.  Before shooting a lot of film, I would shoot in aperture priority and stick to what the camera gives me.  I still like AP, but have a better grasp of exposure compensation now.  Fiddling through all the menus again is quite irritating though. Here are some snapshots I took earlier today, still trying to get back into the digital flow.

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My girlfriend's roommate decided to have ramen today for lunch, so I thought I'd stick around.  I cut some mushrooms with a new knife of mine.  It's not very good at cutting mushrooms, I'll just leave it as that.

 

 

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I didn't have the same fancy ramen as her, instead cooking myself some more laymen-esque ramen from a packet.  Granted, this one was also hers; the ramen I generally eat is even more "budget-friendly."  It was a nice change.  I normally don't like the beef flavored broths -- more of a chicken guy myself -- though this bowl was extra delicious.

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One good thing about digital is touchscreens (well, usually I hate touchscreens)!  No way I could have taken this shot with my left hand.  I guess autofocus is a nice addition here as well :)