Yesterday my camera came in the mail and I felt like a kid on Christmas! I carefully unwrapped all of the little packages with the lenses and cords and slowly became more and more overwhelmed…..I have always wanted a dslr and really enjoy taking pictures, but this is a whole new ball game! There are so many settings and features and words that I have no idea what they mean…I don’t even know what dslr stands for! (Just so I don’t sound like a complete moron I have consulted the google: I’ve acquired myself a Nikon D5300 Digital Single-Lens Reflex camera!)
I feel like Phoebe on Friends when Ross gets her a bike and she just walks it around because she doesn’t know how to ride it. I pretty much just walked around the house today with my camera around my neck trying to find things to take pictures of.
We also have a Cocker Spaniel, Sophie, but she wasn’t feeling the photo shoot today.
I don’t want to have this awesome camera and only use the auto mode so I’m trying to learn as much as I can about all the different settings and figure out what the hell I’m doing! I found some really great tutorials on Pinterest and hopefully I’ll be a pro in no time! I found these especially helpful…
Beginner Photography Tips
This site has so many tips and is easy to follow
I’m also a big fan of these:
My poor friends and family will probably tire of being my test subjects, especially the hubs! He came downstairs for a mid sleep snack today (he works nights) and was immediately bombarded paparazzi style. He wasn’t really having it, but I did get a smile out of him when I dropped my towel! (I had just gotten out of the shower and had to interrupt my getting ready for work to show him how awesome my camera was….thought I should clarify I don’t wander in towels all day. However, I greatly dislike having to be dressed at home and if we ever move one of my criteria is that I need to be able to go out the front door without pants and not risk visually offending my neighbors. I also want to have hay, because I find the process of making the hay into bales fascinating!) I should note that I’m easily distracted… Back to my camera….
Lucky for you, we get to learn how to take beautiful artsy pictures together!
Like my coffee mug??
And these are my plants!
I’ll probably need to get out of the house if I want to get any better