I have owned my Canon EOS Rebel XT since 2006. I remember when the girls were little skimping and saving all my birthday money, coupon money and counting through the big jar of saved change to be able to afford it. I even remember returning Christmas presents so that I would have enough to purchase it. I remember thinking should I even have this camera.
As an experienced scrap booker I take my photos very seriously. The quality of my pictures and scrapping improved immediately. But I never claimed to be a great photographer!!
Over the years I have tried to learn the ‘other half of the dial’ via internet websites, books from the library and other moms. I was not successful.
2012 is bringing me a new adventure – I am taking my first classes! Some mom friends and I recently started.
Currently, we are working on the Tv and Av settings. I prefer the Av for the type of photos I take. I am sure there is a formal word for that ‘fuzzy’ background you get with portrait shots but I like fuzzy.
I am getting better photos already – but I am struggling still. At times, I flip back over the the Portrait Mode to make sure I get the shot. I can see the improvement when I really put effort into the picture I am shooting. Like all things new – practice, practice, practice!
One thing I noticed right off is Nora, my black Flabby (lab mix with flat coated retriever) who is NOT easy to photograph being so dark is starting to show up in my pictures!
I hope to share more things I learn as I go along. I also hope to not bore you with these very uninteresting pictures!
|Learning how to ‘fuzz’ the background more.|
|Better lighting shows off my black dog. Love the ‘fuzzed’ background.|
|Getting the color right is a challenge.|
|The dog is in focus here – showing her off nice and crisp.|