Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, I received a little money as a gift and was told to buy something nice. Since the money came from my Father, I thought I would get something that would be around for a long time. As a guy that loves to take a picture and spent some of his youth watching his Dad take pictures and develop them in a darkroom. ( yes, kiddies this was before digital). I knew a camera was the choice to make, not just any camera though..but a Digital SLR.
This camera does it all, it has the one thing in it that I HAD to have. A image stabilizer. The camera that I used for the last 3 years was and still is a good camera. It just was very prone to creating blurred and shaky photos. It drove me nuts! This camera is 10 mega pixels. my previous camera had 4. The clarity is dramatically better. Also, the ability to change lenses is something I have always wanted in a camera. This camera came with a 14-42 mm lens and a 40-150mm lens. Very versatile!
I also received 4 classes at the camera shop ( I bought from a dedicated camera shop and not one of those super mart type places) and know I will learn some new skills from them.
So its a new era of creativity for me. It makes it more cool knowing that a little bit of my dad is in the mix with this piece of equipment.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Through the good fortune of a bunch of rebates and a software credit from the big guy named Bill G. I was able to purchase the big Kahuna of photo editing software. Adobe Photoshop Elements. Yeah, I know there is a professional version...but I aint a pro....or can afford $400 on a program!
There is so much to play with in this program, the challenge is to do something tastefull and not go overboard and make your viewers head hurt from overload!
Here is a little edit of a photo I took last year. Kind of cool, I am sure I will get better as time goes on.