Being a college student, I love free stuff. Heck, I love free stuff even when I wasn’t a college student and I’ll continue to like it when graduate. But I especially like it while I’m in college. A few months ago, I participated in the Riya Alpha test and today they shipped out my free camera. I actually find it rather ironic that a Riya, a photo site similar to Flickr, would send me a free camera, since I must have already owned a camera to Alpha test Riya. But I really shouldn’t complain, it is free.
Riya is sending me a Canon SD550, the one that Maria Shaprova pitches. To bad she doesn’t come free with camera.
It should be here in a couple of days. I will probably keep it for those times when I don’t feel like taking my D70 with me. Thankfully the SD550 also uses CompactFlash. Also, a special thanks to Ann Chao, Technical Assistant to the CEO of Riya.