Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm back ... I think

OK, so I really do have some part of me that wants to blog but the good Lord hasn't seen fit to add any more hours to the day or days to the week just yet so I can't promise that I'll be a proficient blogger. However, I am really excited that Melissa at A Familiar Path is so kindly reading the camera manual for us and giving pointers on how to use a camera so I'm back to participate in her weekly sessions.
I missed last week getting ready for my baby's third birthday party. I have 2 cameras, a Sony Cybershot that I've had for 5 years (love this camera)and a Nikon P90 that I just upgraded to a few weeks ago. I suppose I never even opened the manual for the Cybershot. I just assumed I knew how to use it. I went out with some great college buddies Friday night and learned a few things about the cybershot. In five years I never knew it could take black and white photos. Sad. I can't find the Cybershot right now. Its a little game we play - it hides and I find it a week or so later. When I win I'll post those pics.
On to this week's lesson ... self timer and macro. I love the self timer and am pretty well aware of how to use it. On the Nikon I can turn on the smile recognition option and the camera won't snap the pic until it has detected that everyone is smiling.
This pic is the girls and me dressed up for the cow appreciation day at Chick fil A a few weeks ago taken with the Nikon, without the smile recognition but a 10 second delay.

I'm learning to use macro on the Nikon and I love it. I think it is pretty neat.

A pansy on the back porch

Three! Wow! I can't believe that on Saturday my baby will be 3!


deb said...

I love the close up shots too,
and I'm curious about the candle set up? Is that a cake?

Looking forward to getting to read through your blog... it looks inviting

Melissa Stover said...

i can't believe your camera has a SMILE recognition! amazing. so cool.
thanks for participating. love that you made use of the self timer.

Jodi said...

They turned out great! Nice job with the self-timer and the macro setting.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I just did a search for camera lessons in Longview, Tx and your name popped up. I too have a sony cybershot and loved it but upgraded to a nikon d90. I've had it since January and have a love-hate relationship with it. Sometimes I get good clear shots and sometimes I don't...=(