Monday, August 2, 2010

Playing with the New Camera

We finally took a leap and got an SLR camera! We went with the Canon XSi. This seems to be a perfect entry level SLR for two people that have no clue. So far we have been having lots of fun. I have read parts of the manual and it definitely does help. I think the manual will become my new bedtime book. A few of you also suggested I check out the Pinoeer Woman's photography section which I have also been finding very helpful, especially her tutorials on PS Elements.

We were on vacation last week, just did a staycation and daytrips. Got some fun photos that I need to download. These are just a few very basic photos Jeff and I took while fooling around with the settings. Jeff took the one above. This was a bouquet of flowers he gave me for our anniversary. They were a bit sad and wilty at this point but I still love the detail that he captured while standing across the room. Gotta love SLR! The camera is certainly more challenging to carry around and figure out but the results are so worth it.

This was a quick photo I snapped of a section of our front walkway with the neighborhood park in the background. Since I took this photo the poor flowers in the pot have pretty much bitten the dust :).
I received a lovely comment on my slipcover post from last year. It was from Carla Johnson and she offered to send me photos of her yellow living room (I still haven't had a chance to change our living room color). The only problem is that she did not leave any contact info! Does anyone out there know Carla? Does she have a blog?
Wishing you all a lovely day.


8 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Have fun experimenting with your new camera Karla. You have the perfect little model to practice on!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Alison said...

Great photos. You will have such fun with your new camera
Alison

Dolores said...

Karla, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, you lift my spirits.

Your camera and you took some beautiful pictures. You'll enjoy using it, especially pictures of your precious little girl.
Hugs,

Lulu said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I love the photo with the park in background.

Love ya,
Shelley

Natasha Burns said...

isn't it fun experimenting and learning about the new camera Karla? Looks like you guys know what you are doing already!

Melanie said...

You will love your camera! Thank you for stopping by Southern Comfort and leaving a sweet comment. I am overwhelmed but just taking it a day at a time.

Melanie

Merci-Notes said...

OH MY! I love that first photo especially!!!!

Jeanie said...

Catching up with your posts since vacation -- and congratulations on the camera. You are going to love it in every way, but especially with Ms. Chelsea!

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