Jun 1, 2009

A New Hobby

I realize it's been awhile since I've posted on this blog! I apologize for those of you that check regularly. It's no fun to check a blog every day and see the same old stuff!

I have lots to update, so hopefully I will get around to it soon. First being, I got...a new camera! I am so excited about it! It's a Canon G10 Powershot. Since the day Callie was born, I've been wanting to learn to take better pictures of her, more "professional" looking. Babies change so fast, and I want to capture it all, as you can probably tell by all of the pictures of her I've taken. Callie (and Kyle) got me the camera (along with some money I have been saving from other holiday gifts) for Mother's Day!

I did a ton of research. I wanted the best quality photos combined with a compact camera, and ended up with a digital hybrid. I'm intimidated by DSLR's, they seem pretty confusing so I thought this would be a nice starting point.

I was a personal attendant this weekend at a friend's wedding (which I will tell you all about soon) and was following the bride and groom around during their pictures, snapping a few myself. The photographer eyed my camera and...asked me...if I....was a...photographer. He said he's been wanting the G10 since it came out and has been asking his wife for it every day. So I must have made the right decision. For some reason, that comment just made my day!

So now you will probably be expecting me to have stellar pictures on my blog. Not yet. I am still learning to use it. However, I did manage to get a nice shot of the pine tree in our backyard. I've been researching all of these terms I've never used before, like aperture and f-stop, depth of field, shutter speed, etc. Kyle said he's never seen me actually read a manual before! So I may have to warn you that my blog may turn into a photography experiment for awhile. We'll see how it goes!


Hamblin Bunch said...

Troy just got that same camera a few weeks ago! We LOVE it!

Marcus, Rebecca, Buddy, and Doodle said...

I can't wait to get mine! That's my next big investment - after we buy a house, of course! How exciting for you!

Hamblin Bunch said...

Okay, I was wrong. We got a Cannon 50-D....all sounds the same to me! :)

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