2.20.2013

Learning to Use My Camera {not really}

I am attempting to learn how to use my camera. I am clueless what all the settings mean and how to figure out the functions. I have been playing around with it more. I accidentally found a setting that allows me to take fish-eye photos, a setting for scenery shots of snow, a beach setting, a poster effect and many more things that I don't know how to use yet. The photos I took below are black and white except one color that the camera selected. I thought it was pretty neat.
(or maybe it's the toys that make the photos neat?)

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As you can see I have been staging some toys in my office. It's been fun, but a lot of work as well.
I have decided not to display my entire collection because it's just too much for the space.
We still have to build our desks and hang a lot of stuff on the walls.

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And a random photo of Norman being Norman. He is loving the office.
He just sits on the chair and purrs while I blog. He really brings sunshine into my life. :)
Kitty started a Photo101 Series over on her blog.
Also check out Katherine's post for beginners HERE. Lots of great info! I plan to read them all over and over and take notes!!!
I think by the end of this year I will start to "get" it.

22 comments:

  1. Holy moly... that is sooo cool. The picture with Buttercup is the best. Can't wait to see more of your camera experiments.

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  2. I also have a beginner's photo tips thing here : http://www.ofcorgisandcocktails.com/search/label/photography I try and write it so it makes sense, I think a lot of the terms are really weird. There is a glossary to start off with!

    And keep playing! You'll start to figure out what you like and you'll grow the more you take!

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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    1. Yes, I do think I remember reading your post and I think I featured it here on my blog a month or so back. I am going to add your link above as well. :) The more help I have the better!!!!!!! I think you are right, playing is key. I'm a very hands on learner.

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  3. Those pictures are so cool! So glad to see this photo101 series. I'm going to check it out. I get super overwhelmed when it comes to learning new things about our camera. I'm one of those people who couldn't read a manual to save her life. haha.

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    1. It really is overwhelming. I have a photographer friend who tries to example things to me and it's as if he's speaking another language. LOL

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  4. Loving the small hints of color, excellent job for the contrast and everything!

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    1. Thanks!!!! It's really fun. I look forward to use it outdoors with flowers.

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  5. Wow, that's freaking awesome! I wish I had that feature! And I definitely have to make work of getting to know my camera! xo

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    1. Are you sure you don't have the feature??? ;) I'm kidding. It's just crazy how I found it on total accident. I can't wait till spring to get outdoors with my camera!!

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  6. What is the inside of the bookcase lined with (with the quotes n stuff), is that wallpaper? Whatever it is, it's totally cool!

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    1. The bookcase is actually that design. It's not paper. It was a limited edition Billy Bookcase from IKEA. :) I snagged one up as soon as they put them out. I love all the quotes on it.

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  7. You camera sounds very cool indeed!

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    1. Thank you. Now I need to learn more. You take lovely images. I enjoy all your photos on your blog! :)

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  8. I have seen you do it before but you really know how to stage a bookshelf. Too cute, especially that paper.

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    1. Thanks. So sweet of you to say, I'm blushing. :) It takes me a while. I'm very OCD about it.

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  9. Oooo these pictures were so much fun to look at and I especially love that pattern on your shelves!

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    1. They are fun! I think that's why I decided to post them. :) I can't wait to keep trying other things with my camera!! The bookcase is a favorite of mine.

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  10. Wow! This is SUCH a cool camera effect! What kind of camera do you have?
    {Em♥teatreevintage.blogspot.com}

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    1. Thanks EM! My camera is a Canon SX30 IS

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  11. We have so many of the same toys! We're truly children of the 80s!

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