Happy Birthday to ME! John totally scored big with this birthday gift! I have wanted a camera for a very long time and when we finally went through the 3rd cheap camera in 2 years he decided it was time to stop buying and time to invest! (More likely he got tired of me whining not being happy with the results I would get with the point and shoot versions!). Whatever the reason, I am THRILLED! I have been having a blast with this new "toy". I have a ton to learn...but it is the fun kind of learning. Here is some of what I have been able to do so far. PLEASE remember... I am not a professional nor do I play one on TV or in Blog-land. It's just me having a good time. (If you want to help my family then you can come over and let me photograph you because I think my family is getting tired of mebeing my photo guinea pigs!)
This is one from my first "photo session" Hailey was a good sport and when the wind picked up this is what we got!
This is from the YW's 5 mile hike last saturday.
This is totally legit! The kids were really playing monopoly and I was playing with different lighting and focus settings.
I am thinking of putting this in B&W and then getting different game pictures for the new family room.
The kids had just come in from playing in the rain. Ususally I am annoyed when they leave their shoes by the door but now I look at everything and think, "This would make a great picture!" (I know, they are just boots, but I like it.)
This one is legit too! Brook was making cookies and I was getting on her nerves!
Maybe I'll write that cook book I have been dreaming about.
I have taken hundreds of pictures since my birthday (it's only been two weeks). I don't like them all and I wont be keeping all of them. There are a lot that I do like. There is no way I could post or even frame them all. But I figure that if I take a lot of pictures I'm bound to find a few that work. Hopefully as I practice it won't take so many bad pics to get to those good ones.