Monday, December 6, 2010

Poinsettia



I'm certainly not an amazing photographer, at least not yet anyway.  But I do so enjoy my new camera... and by participating in the DPP, I've found myself spending more and more time fiddling around with it, trying out different settings, white balance, shutter speeds and ISO's.

Fun, fun, fun. And I mean that in all seriousness. I recently read that photo editing is no substitute for photography technique.

And I agree. So I'm going to work a bit harder behind the camera and strive to keep things unedited until I master techniques.


Don't you love the colors in this one?

This is my first poinsettia. I've always loved the bright and brilliant colors, and the distinct holiday feel that they bring. But I've never had one of my own. Then on Saturday, my hubby took the older two boys out on their almost weekly special male bonding adventure. **This involves Nick transferring their carseats into his super cool Jeep (as opposed to the not-so-cool minivan that I drive) and running different manly errands (Dunkin Donuts, the flower store, the park, and sometimes Nick's office which includes a stroll by the motor pool and lots of big Army trucks).** I came home from a baby shower with my youngest to find the boys had bought me my very own poinsettia while they were out. Love it.

And can't stop taking pictures of it either. One of these days I'll do it justice and take something really beautiful.


On a photo related note, if anyone has a website (their own, or one they'd recommend) that teaches beginning photography and offers photo taking tips, I'd love to have it.



December Photo Project, Day 6

December Photo Project

3 comments:

Tettelestai said...

new cameras are such fun toys!!! which one did you get? i do like your picture of the flower, bright red with the yellow center!!!

my favorite flower is the daisy. i hope you find some good photo tips! my baby sister did photo in high school and loved it! she did our family photo when we only had one small baby. they were good! she may be willing to share her knowledge???

Rachael said...

I love this site: http://www.momtog.com/ and I bought her "unmanual" and it's been very helpful in understand technique and how to use your camera in manual mode. I'm also apart of clickin moms at http://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/ also very helpful. It's like a forum where you can post pics and questions and everyone helps you out or you can just search other peoples questions and that is helpful too. There are so many resources out there. If I think of any others I'll let you know. Check out my blog and I have a "Photography Bloggers" section for you to view ones that I enjoy viewing just for info and photo ideas. Glad you're enjoying your new camera. I love photography and always have and I love having a digital camera, especially a dslr.

Kathryn said...

Thanks Rachael! I think I'll be checking your blog all the time now. Your pictures are so beautiful. Would you mind sharing or posting now and then the settings you used when taking pictures?

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