I always seem to dabble with my hobbies doing a little of this and a little of that. I have finally decided that I want to develop a talent; I want to become passionate about something and be really good at whatever it is. Ben and I invested in a new camera. We bought a Canon XTI which is a digital SLR for those who are unfamiliar with camera names. We were tired of taking horrible pictures with our cheap $100 digital camera. I am especially excited because I am interested in photography and want to learn about how to take good pictures. I have a neighbor who is a photographer and who is helping me learn about doing the settings manuelly. She is really good at composition. Here is one of her pictures: Here are some of the pictures that I have taken. I have really enjoyed learning how to set shutter speeds and f-stops. Ben is also teaching me how to use Photoshop which will definately be useful with photography. Of course I am not a pro. . .yet!
In this next picture there were palm trees behind Mia and it looked like they were coming out of her head (bad composition!), so I erased them in Photoshop!
This next picture Ben took. He is very good and has great composition. I hope some of his skills will rub off on me!