Saturday, January 2, 2010

Say Cheese!

Many people know that I have had one big thing on my "wish list" for years- a really good camera. While our point and shoot Kodak has served us well the past 5 years, I have been itching to get some really good photos. There are many times that I have not been able to get close enough without the picture being blurry,
or if I don't use a flash it is blurry,
or my camera just didn't have the capability to take the picture that I really wanted. More recently I have had other issues with the camera- the lens cover wouldn't open, and I would have to pry it it with my nail,
or the colors came out funny- whites looked pink,
or the flash would go off and the picture would remain almost completely dark.
That is not to say that I still didn't get good shots,

I just knew that there was so much more I could do with a DSLR. So finally, after saving, and researching, and saving some more, Ed felt that we could take the plunge and purchase one for Christmas this year. So on Christmas morning, I opened up my very own Nikon D90!!

It is more than a little intimidating, with all of its dials and numbers, display screens and menus. My head is spinning from reading the manual with all the confusing language about aperture, filters, exposures and focusing. I plan to take classes to teach me how to get the most out of the camera, and look forward to learning about how to take a good picture as well as editing in photoshop. But for now, I am just trying it out and using the automatic mode, which means it is functioning as a
really nice point and shoot.

Really nice.


Bala Waxworks said...

Exciting!!! ~ L

Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

Oh, exciting! Congratulations! You always managed to take some great shots with your other camera, so I am looking forward to what you can come up with using the new one :)

The Family K. said...

Not everyone with a DSLR has the innate eye to turn out good shots, but it's quite obvious that you do. This is gonna be good...

BTW - I'll try to send you a few good photography links when I get a chance.

EEEEMommy said...

Hooray!! :)
There are a lot of blogs that offer mini-tutorials or tips on taking better pictures. The most popular is The Pioneer Woman
My friend Chickadee is another:
and I Heart Faces is fun too!

There are so many others too! I've learned so much just from the blogosphere, though I'd still like to take a couple of classes myself!!

JoshHan said...

You might want to try a tripod out as well. It helps with the longer exposures.