Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Soapy bought me a new camera!! I will admit, it is way more than I ever expected and way more camera than I actually need to learn on, but.....I am persuing a hobby/obsession with photography and he didn't want to buy one camera now and down the road hear how I "needed" a better camera to produce better product. Plus, there was an AMAZING deal on the one he bought so he jumped in with two feet and the sales person saw him coming a mile away! :)

I am just learning how to use Photoshop Elements and Picasa, along with the editing software that came with my camera. I am trying out all Adobe programs before I commit to purchasing one or another. I feel that is important to ensure I get a program I can use and understand.

Last Saturday we took the kids out to the playground/park here in town. It was the first time I got to play around with my new Nikon D40. Previously I have only had an Olympus P&S and my mom's old film Minolta camera. She doesn't have the instruction manual to it and I could not find one so I was getting very frustrated needless to say trying to learn her camera.

Saturday I did learn a lot about my camera. I am learning about how to adjust the aperture, ISO, white balance and how being closer to your subject really is better. Here are two pictures I took, I have not edited them yet....I did but for some reason it won't upload the edited photos...working on that.

1 comment:

  1. congrats on the new camera! I'd love something new but it is almost overwhelming to think of learning how to use it! :) I love photoshop and have started tackling editing a little bit. It has been fun. :)