Yes I am alive!
I haven't touched this blog in MONTHS! Honestly I have missed it, but when I thought about sitting down and sharing something I was just like "meh" so I never got around to it. I am back for now though :)
I finally caved in and got me a twitter account! I know, how shameful *receives dirty looks all around*. If you do wish to follow me though, I am @MatthewFig. I decided to get it so that I could follow people who will hopefully have some inspiring, or even humorous things to enjoy. That and I wouldn't mind being followed by people :) I do plan on being a writer some day!
I was chatting to Gruff the other day, and he made me realise that maybe I should get a DSLR camera. He has one and he has been using it to make some awesome films! Check him out at http://vimeo.com/garethpon. Anyhoo, I am going into Journalism one day, and it will be a super valuable skill to have (photography knowledge that is). I have always wanted a DSLR, but I could never really justify running out and getting one (especially seeing as a decent one costs around 10k O_O). After chatting to Gruff, I realised how much I actually want one, and how I could use it going forward with my, as of yet, unrealised career. I know I am not the arty type, I know maybe I am not one to be fully capable of good art, but that does not mean that I do not appreciate a good photo, and I would love to be the kind of guy who can produce those.
I know Amber would love to get a camera, so I didn't tell her I was getting one (I was going to eventually) but I just knew she would be super judgmental about it, and jealous. I just wasn't looking forward to the interrogation of why I need one. Gruff mentioned it to her, and we spoke about it today. How right I was -_-
Matthew: Getting my camera on Saturday :)
Ambie: why are you getting a camera?
Matthew: So I can learn with Gruff :) I am going into journalism potentially one day
Ambie: not photo journalism
Matthew: and I have always wanted a dslr :x for many many years, just never had a reason to get one
I could end up there one day
I think its a good skill to have
Ambie: sigh i suppose... i'm probably just jealous
You just dont want me to get a camera
Ambie: because I want a camera
well it's like me buying a playstation when you really wanted one.. you know what i mean?
Then out of nowhere
Ambie: what camera are you getting?
Matthew: Canon D600
Ambie: how much is that?
Matthew: paying R10.5k
Ambie: cool :)
Right... very sincere out of nowhere.
I was quite annoyed. I didn't realise that if somebody else wants something more than you do, you shouldn't get that something. She just made it seem like I am getting a camera to rub in her face, or at least thats how she made me feel. Then the Playstation example. The difference is, if she wanted a Playstation, and I didn't have one (and I really really wanted it). I wouldn't be such a douche about it. Anyways.
I'm deciding whether I should get a Wordpress or Tumblr blog up. Gruff and Amber have a Tumblr blog up already. I suppose I should have interrogated Amber too, and been like "wtf I have been wanting a public blog for years (which coincidentally I have). How dare you get one? Why do you want one? You don't plan on being a writer one day."
Ok ramble over :) sorry I know that sounds immature, and super ventful of me, but I have been finding loads to moan about lately, especially with regards to a certain somebody.
The only way I am affording this camera is by digging deep into my savings. I have them for a reason, and I still will have some after this purchase. At the end of the day though, a camera is an investment... they age very well.