Squeeee! New camera cures sad!

Well, I seem to be getting over my case of the sads.  Did much talking with the kid and with Taylor and we resolved quite a few things and, in general, felt better for having talked so life is good.

I also got my new camera yesterday.  A new camera goes a long way toward ending ones sads.

I, immediately, started fucking around with macro type shots.

Leaves

Leaves

Mug

Mug

Cuz, yanno, my old camera just wouldn’t do that cool in focus/background blur thingy.

And then I had to mess around with the black and white setting and action shots.

Leonidas

Leonidas

Leonidas and Dazey

Leonidas and Dazey

All in all, I took hundreds of really bad pictures trying to figure things out and got a few keepers.  It’s going to take me awhile to figure out the settings and…  holy shit…  the manual stuff just confuses the hell out of me, even having read tutorials…  but this thing is WAY cooler than the old camera.  I can barely set it down long enough to get some work done.

Like.  Now.

Sorry.  Must go.  The dogs are doing cute stuff and the camera is calling, calling, calling…

More later.  I haz a rant. And some reviews to do.

6 Responses so far.

  1. CarrieAnn says:

    p.s. Formatting of pictures is totally screwing up lately and it’s pissing me right the fuck off. Sorry, guys, that it looks so messy. I am trying to fix it.

  2. Laurel says:

    Yay new camera! The photos are looking good. :)
    [rq=2820,0,blog][/rq]Pleasurists #32

  3. Submissive_D says:

    Oh I love macro pics. LOL

    What kind of camera did you get?

  4. alan says:

    I see nothing messy…

    One of the lovely things about digital is not paying for processing the film to get rid of all those hundreds of “almosts” to get the few that are “Great”!

    A bit over 5 years ago my oldest son was getting married; they were paying for it themselves and couldn’t afford a photographer. Dad and I used to shoot weddings and though it was one of the most stressful things I ever did, I told them I was going to replace my film cameras and shoot their wedding for them. I bought the camera a few months early, spent the first week reading the manual on my breaks each night at work then going home and making it do each thing I’d read that night, then finally started shooting with it.

    I don’t remember much of their wedding; I ended up with 800 some images and when they were edited to the best she ended up with an album of 100 8×10’s and 40 5×7’s. Printing it was a whole other learning curve, between learning Photoshop and then finding that the colors on the monitor don’t always match what roll out of the printer; the wedding was in May, she got her album in the fall…

    Your camera is many times what the one I bought is; each ensuing generation does so much more with less effort. Enjoy! Looking forward to many more beautiful images here now!

    alan
    .-= alan´s last blog ..On a lighter note! =-.

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