fast forward to march 2008 and it's sitting handsomely on my filthy hands. and it is a little strange that i would upgrade to this new camera when i have consistently talked my friends out of purchasing the newest models, since i've preached that good photography has little to do with the camera, but rather the photographer. i suffer from a severe case of upgradonitis, really, since i often want to get the latest when i never needed new features until they came out. so i am officially poor until i get paid my salary week after next. but am i happy? severely. although i go back to what i've consistently told my friends: i don't think the d300 is going to dramatically improve my photography. rather, having acquired this expensive new gadget, it will inspire me to improve my craft. i have resolved to attend a workshop on photography -- something i have not done after having been behind the lens for over 11 years -- and explore my surroundings and find new ways of looking at old things, find patterns and swirls of colors, and discover perfect timing to capture those precious moments.
and i also need a raket. the camera has to pay for itself!