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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Practice ...

This year, I plan on experimenting more with my camera.
{I can't remember what mode I was on to get this photo, but it's my favourite}
I love the soft blurriness & textured feel.
In the past I have always been a frame, focus and shoot photographer, usually in Auto letting the camera do all the work for me.
My Nikon D90 has numerous buttons and picture controls and it's been exciting trying out various shutter speeds, exposures and lighting, with/without flash etc ...
Seeing the different results each gives me.
I plan on taking a photography course this year, but since I'm a visual learner, I do best hands on.
I have my Nikon Users manual and have been reading and experimenting.
The poinsettia and roses around my home have been serving as models (and of course, Ernie)

I have a tri-pod I never use, so that is something I want to try this year too.
Creative photography...
Using the manual exposure mode and choosing the shutter speed and aperture.
By the time I get through the manual, Spring will be here & I can put what I've read to the test outside :-)
Practice, Practice, Practice.
Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live
as if this is all there is.
~Mary Anne Radmacher~

3 comments:

Denise said...

those are great pictures! Have you thought of getting those videos for each type of camera? I got one for my camera and it really helped alot. You can put it in and start and stop it on your tv. I am a visual learner too so I hear ya~! I too want to take more photography classes this year too but haven't quite found the right one.

Deb said...

Hi Denise
Thanks for the idea of the video ~ I will have a look.

Lynda said...

You will love shooting in manual mode, Deb! It takes a bit of getting used to but you'll be in charge of the camera instead of the other way around. I use a tripod quite a lot ... even with my IS lenses. I also often use my 2 second timer especially in low lighting so that I can get the sharpest image. Have fun!! :) xo, Lynda