Saturday, October 20, 2007

New camera

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!


The Stampers said...

Those are cute Pictures Val. You have done a great job learning how to use your camera. It is so fun to see pictures of your kids. They are getting so big. Our Jonah is getting big too. I love it though.

Abby Marie said...

Love those pics valerie! Mia is lucky. My parents never took any pictures of me because I was their 6th kid. There are tons of pictures of the older ones but not of me. Someday I am going to get a good camera too. Isn't if fun to take picture?

TheOrderofthePorters said...

I'm jealous you have trees where you live. It looks so pretty there. Last week we drove into American Fork and Addie screamed out,"Mom, we're going into a jungle!!" Jesse corrected her by saying,"It's not a jungle Addie, they just have trees here."

Russell said...

I think Jesse is the funniest kid on the planet.