a fancy, schmancy new camera

Guess what this (formerly) little lady got?

A brand new DSLR! My husband got it for me as a "push present" (or so he says) since I'd been wanting one forever.

new camera ;)
my E bump at 38 weeks

Up until this point, I had been using a little Canon Point and Shoot. I must say, it took decent photos and it did have some manual adjustment settings, so I was happy with it for the most part. I had learned how to get the best photos I could with that camera and so, while I'm excited to have a brand new camera, the learning curve seems pretty steep at this point. I'm hoping to learn a few tricks and take even better (manual) photos.

A photographer friend of mine wants to learn to sew - and I want to learn how to take nice photos of little miss E...yay for skill swapping!

For this blog, it means I might be including some more photography posts as I learn and lots of pictures as I try and fail and try and succeed. I find documenting the trial and error helps me learn. How about you? Any photography tips to share?!

3 comments:

  1. Leave that sucker on manual no matter what! Forget it even has automatic function and you'll learn super fast. Take a photo at sandwiched meter readings to see the difference. e.g. 1/60 at f5.0 at f5.6 at f6.0 etc. Leave the flash off forever. Explore, have fun!

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  2. I hope to learn along with you on your camera-journey.
    I'm visiting from our new blog discussion group. Isn't this fun?!!
    Lin

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  3. My husband just gave me one for my birthday. :D I'm still learning my settings too, though I've built the back end of cameras for years (my realjob). The one piece of advice I have is be religious about the lens cap.

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