I'm not a stranger to photography - my dad is an avid photographer so I grew up helping him in the darkroom, plus I took photography 101 in college which also included working in the darkroom (I wonder if it still does). My dad gave me one of his SLRs for the class and I've used it on and off since then, although not very much recently because, well really, who needs to deal with film?!
- learn more about the features of my point and shoot - I don't really have any excuse for not doing this earlier, but I think playing around with some of the focus and white balance features will already do wonders for my knitting photography
- make myself a "soft box" - similar to a light box (which I've been talking about for a while) but it will make use of natural light
- somehow incorporate into the new baby's room (which will be in the room with the most natural light) an area where I could use this soft box - or figure out somewhere else near windows that will work. I've always preferred natural light but most of my knitting stuff is close to the kitchen where I have nice counters for laying things out... just very little natural light.
- I'll try all this out before getting a DSLR but I'm also more convinced than ever that it's worth getting a DSLR.