The Passion of the Wife by Mel Gibson....

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The Passion of the Wife by Mel Gibson....

Ok, we all I know love my tools . But I also have a deep interest in photography. I'm actually saving my pennies for an Canon XT, 20D, a used 1D or the new 30D. All Digital SLR cameras. My wife says I'm a nerd (jokingly) for being into this stuff...mostly the photography though.
With that said, is their a way to get her involved with photography or any other areas? She LOVES her kithchen and wants to get all these "cool" mixers and pots, pans, etc... I got her a food processor for Christmas and she loves it. Uses it all the time. Is there a way for her to see my side of things?

Note to Annette: She's NOT into the whole shoe thing. I think she owns maybe 5 pairs
 
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Old 03-03-06, 01:36 PM
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I do all the cooking here. Have all the fun toys. Have more cookbooks than most women have ever seen. Also have a bunch of tools for the workshop and still buying. Can't get my wife into pictures either. LOL
 
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1st of all...photography and the stuff put into it would be considered a hobby right? cooking/cleaning etc. is not a hobby is it? Not fair!!! lol!

2nd...ya gotta come up better with something else...does she have a hobby? Hmmm...painting, crafts, gardening,etc...?

3rd...r u just trying 2 come up w/a good reason to buy your expensive toy...i mean hobby?
 
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My boss owns more than 1000 cookbooks. I think you can make a case for cooking potentially being a hobby.
 
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Cooking as a Hobby

Absolutely, cooking is a hobby of mine
 
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I'm probably going to get her one of those stand mixers...those $200+ ones from KitchenAid. She really wants one. She loves to cook and has been asking for one of these for quite some time.
 
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I love to cook and have been asking for one of these for quite some time

Really though, if you want to try to get her into photography (which may not work if she thinks of it as "your" thing), get her an EasyShare with the printing dock
Super-easy for even a techno-phobe to use, don't even need a computer to print pics...but you can
She won't need much help, if any, to start up...she won't need your equipment or instructions...but still can share the fun of taking pics
The best part is she can just dump any pics that stink w/o paying for developing
-the big prob my beloved had...tons of money wasted on fuzzy pics of thumbs
Or maybe the best part is printing them right there, or anywhere

We bring the kit (it's got it's own case) to Nana's for dinner with the fam and can hand out pics of the gathering right there
No "I'll send you some pics", it's "Here take this with"

Now Easyshares won't be as sopisticated as some of the products you or I would appreciate, but for the fun and easy factors...

Easyshares....they do live up to the name, letting my better half have lots of fun
 
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Those easyshares seem interesting, I may have to look more into those. I don't know much more about them (than you stated), as I'm maily interested in Canon's line of dSLRs. We do have a decent Sony 5mp P&S camera, but dang....the shutter lag is horrid. I can't deal with simple cameras for too long or they end up in the Great Salt Lake. She does however, love the idea of taking the picture and seeing the result right then. I would love if she got into photography, but I think she thinks because she's called me a "nerd" for sooooo long, she'd become a "nerd" too....
 
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It's a thought...
Here's a review of the camera (I researched before purchase)
The site has the best spec pages I've ever seen
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6440.html

I got a deal on the camera-printer/dock combo, it was pretty affordable
With what I saved I got some lenses-with an adapter this model can use a few, fisheye, tele...
Not bad for an EasyShare
 
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Hmmmmm, not bad for a point and shoot 2-3 years old (the link model). I do like the manual control for shutter/aperture priority...I can't stand "auto". But that's just me. That's what appeals to me in the dSLR cameras (besides plenty other reasons). Beside, my lenses for my film will fit any EOS camera. I think I can figure something out
 
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Definitions of Nerd on the Web:

* A computer expert by aptitude and not mere training. Usually male, under the age of 35 and socially inept; a person whose tremendous skill with operating or designing computer hardware or software is exceeded only by his, rarely her, passionate love of the technology. See also hacker.

1. A creature in a Dr.Seuss children's book, If I Ran the Zoo. 2. A socially inept or unattractive person. 3. A person who is more interested in pursuing intellectual interests than in keeping up with trends in fashion. Since the Internet revolution, "nerd" has become a less pejorative term, and "computer nerd" is even used with admiration.


Have her take this test:
http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php?im
 
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I'm not a nerd....really!!!!

My nerd score was an 8. 92% of people are more nerdy than I am
 
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<a href="http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php?im"><img src="http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/nq.php?val=2525" alt="I am nerdier than 8% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!"></a>

that's mine
 
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lol this is sad...they call me not cool?

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

Not nerdy, but then again maybe not all that cool either.
 
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Originally Posted by Rapture
<a href="http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php?im"><img src="http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/nq.php?val=2525" alt="I am nerdier than 8% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!"></a>

that's mine
I call Shenanigans!
You wouldn't know how to post that sticker unless you were more nerdy than an 8
Shenanigans!
Shenanigans!




PS tae I think the nerd test deserves it's own thread
 
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maybe someone with the power will split the thread and retitle the new one to: just how nerdy are you?
 
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They called me not-so-cool too. <a href="http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php?im"><img src="http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/nq.php?val=5555" alt="I am nerdier than 18% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!"></a>

I know a lot of things, but computers are not among them. Mechanical/vocational things are more my realm.

They gave a copy and paste address to make it simple to put the nerd score on this post.
 
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Originally Posted by slickshift
I call Shenanigans!
You wouldn't know how to post that sticker unless you were more nerdy than an 8
Shenanigans!
Shenanigans!




PS tae I think the nerd test deserves it's own thread
It gives instructions to copy and paste text I learned to follow instructions with my cameras and tools
 
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i have an idea how to get your wife interested in photography: take pictures of HER. if she thinks that she doesn't look good in the pic (which is common amongst us perfectionistic yet self-conscious beauties), show her how, with your nerdiness - i mean computer savvy - and photographic talents you can get rid of her red-eye, airbrush out her [insert physical flaw here], and create a soft, fuzzy, flattering Barbara Walters haze around her, etc.!!! once she sees that you can create a picture of her worthy of a fashion magazine cover, she'll be hooked!!!
 
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Originally Posted by Annette
i have an idea how to get your wife interested in photography: take pictures of HER. if she thinks that she doesn't look good in the pic (which is common amongst us perfectionistic yet self-conscious beauties), show her how, with your nerdiness - i mean computer savvy - and photographic talents you can get rid of her red-eye, airbrush out her [insert physical flaw here], and create a soft, fuzzy, flattering Barbara Walters haze around her, etc.!!! once she sees that you can create a picture of her worthy of a fashion magazine cover, she'll be hooked!!!
Now that you mention it Annettte, when I had borrowed her bosses' Rebel XT, I did just that. I did it prior to buying our new house. I didn't tell her what I was doing with the pics, but I messed around in Photoshop CS2. I then printed 8x10's out of 5 of my favorite ones and put them in frames (which I need to get better ones). You can easily tell which ones I took first and the last ones. She was feeling more comfortable towards then of being in front of a camera. There is a website forum I go to all about photography and I'm learning new techniques to try....all I need now is a new dSLR. And yes.....I erased the compact flash card before giving it back to her boss. That would've been just weird.
 
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