Blog-Stedman got me a fancy new camera for our anniversary. It is what I have been dreaming of…
Holly taking fabulous pictures just like a REAL photographer with her SLR. Obviously, until this point it was an issue of equipment.
I read through the camera manual and found that my SLR has some of the same automatic buttons that I used on my previous camera. Whew!
And then I bought a more in depth book about my camera that came with a DVD. Oh, goody TV!
I sat down with my camera one evening to watch the DVD. The first few minutes explained the parts of the camera. The rest of the DVD explained how you SHOULDN’T use all the automatic buttons. How could you ever achieve photographic nirvana with that kinda convenience?
So, I have taken a 1000 pictures over the last week experimenting with all the non-automatic settings.
Most of it is a blur.
Literally, a blur.
Even the really cutely composed ones that if they were in better focus or had better lighting they would be AMAZING pictures.
Here is a VERY small percentage of my week in pictures…
At first mom behind a new camera was a novelty.
Their tolerance waned QUICKLY. I found that I was shooting moving targets.
Moving targets with attitude.
Scooter was more accommodating.
But even I don’t need 200 photographs of my cat.
I have also found that things that don’t move are MUCH easier to photograph.
The lovely Texas weather gave me a reason to head outdoors to the natural light.
But it was really cold.
I am not just saying that because I am a Texan.
Back inside the boys had officially had enough.
NO MORE PHOTOS MOM!
Shhhhhh…..just one more.