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Hi, my name is Allison. I’m a photographer based in Boise, ID. I specialize in interiors with an editorial flair. I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boise State University. I believe my education is what sets me apart from your average person with a fancy camera. If anything, it shows you how damn dedicated I am to my craft. When I’m not shooting for clients, I work on my personal projects. Work from my ongoing photographic series, “Spaces of Cultural Comfort,” has been exhibited locally at the Boise Art Museum and three pieces have been acquired by the City of Boise to be included in the Boise Visual Chronicle, a permanent collection of artworks. When I’m not photographing, I like to go out thrifting. Please check out my Etsy store for badass vintage housewares and accessories. I’m a quiet person by nature but contrary to popular opinion, I’m not shy. I curse like a sailor around my friends + family and sometimes on this blog.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"I Want the One I Can't Have" – 3:14

Taken with the built-in camera in my new Mac (Photo Booth)

I love my new Mac! Anyway, now I just have to buy my own DSLR and I'll be set. So far I've just been borrowing one from work or from the art department at school. I haven't really made up my mind yet on what I want. It's between the Nikon D90 or the Canon 40D (used). I made a list of pros and cons for both. Here it is:

Nikon D90

Nikon lenses and accessories are more expensive
Nikon comes out with new replacement models every two seconds
Nikon focusing hasn't caught up to Canon
Unknown sensor manufacturer
Max shutter 1/4000 sec
4.5 fps

HD movie capability
Low noise in high ISO settings
I'm already comfortable using Nikon's because that's what I use at work
Wight 703 g
12 megapixels

Canon 40D

Older model
I'm not used to Canon menu's and such
Lens hoods not included with lenses (i hate that)
Weight 822 g
No movie capability
10 megapixels
More ISO noise than D90

Canon builds all parts, even sensor
Lenses are cheaper
Fast focusing
Max shutter 1/8000 sec
6.5 fps
Sturdy magnesium-alloy frame

That's all I have so far. I still have until next semester to decide so I guess we'll see.