Saturday, May 30, 2009

Holy crap....

...there is sooooooooooooooo much to learn about photography! I feel like my head is going to explode! I had a film camera when I was younger and it seems like back then I had a pretty good understanding of how everything worked together...iso, aperature, and shutter speed. But now with my DSLR it seems that I'm having a much harder time wrapping my head around all these functions! I know people get better by practicing and I have been doing so everyday! I've been reading my camera's manual and playing with all the settings and taking pictures. I picked up a field guide for my camera that has been super helpful and I've been reading a lot of tutorials online! I really need to start asking my friends to model for me!

I also picked up a "how to" book for CS3. I play around in the program every once in awhile, but I'm really trying to get comfortable with my camera before I really delve into that! I just recently switched my camera over to shoot in RAW and JPEG Fine and holy moly there is a huuuuuuge difference! I just downloaded some pics I've been taking all week and in the picture editor program that comes with the camera the RAW and JPEG photos are placed side by side and you can definitely see the difference right away! I will be shooting in RAW from now on.
Here's why.......The top photo is a jpeg and the lower one was shot in raw then converted to tiff....then converted to png just so I could post it here! lol! There's a few more steps involved with shooting in raw, but you don't lose tons of your photos color info and data like you do when you shoot in jpeg.

I could go on and on about all the cool stuff I've been learning....but I'll spare ya! Lol!

On a much different note, my knee is feeling a lot better and I played in last weeks softball game. It was a little sore after, but no biggie! I seriously felt like I was running slower than molasses on the field! Its awful, but I'm doing something about it so I don't want to dwell on it!

My memorial day weekend was AWESOME!!! We spent the whole weekend camping, riding dune buggies and quads at little sahara with Chris' whole family. It was a blast! I took my camera, but it stayed wrapped up in a plastic bag for fear of getting all that fine sand in it. There was no way I was going to chance getting anything in my camera so needless to say I don't have any pics to post, but hopefully my lil bro will send me some of his! This weekend we are just chillin' here at home.....its a good way to save money! Lol! So thats all for tonight, I've been trying to muster up some mojo to scrap, but I've been way bummed out about the job I didn't get. Won't go into details...just gonna say good night! ;)

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Sandy and Randy said...

Awww, sorry about the job, I know you were really excited about it. I hope another one comes along for ya. Remember, when one door closes another tends to open so I'm hoping something really cool comes your way! Don't faint but I FINALLY almost have the workout room done! Got a unit that holds all the dvd's and working on the rest. Yay! Hugs to ya girlie!

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