Play & LearnMarch 9, 2011 at 11:50 PM | Posted in Food, Inspiration | 26 Comments
Hey everyone! Thank you for all the wonderful comments, prayers and wishes for Lauren! I’m sure if she heard and saw it all, she would be so very encouraged. 😀 I just have a feeling that I will meet her someday down the road.
Alright…so do you recall last week when I mentioned that I was looking into buying a used Canon XT? Do you remember that it was being sold for $280?
Well guess what!! Right after that great bargain, I found another dude who was selling his barely-used Canon EOS 20D for a mere $360!!! Say whaaaaattt?! Yes, it’s true my friends. You see, the retail price for the 20D is approximately a honkin’ $1400!
So by now I’m certain you know what the outcome is. Yep, after much thought and “deep pondering” I went ahead and purchased it; however, it didn’t cost me $360….The guy actually sold it to me for $300. 0_o”
Uh…Thank you Lord, like, for reals? And God bless you bratha for the crazy discount! I hope this doesn’t mean it will break apart or anything haha.
I’m so grateful for this great investment I made, no kidding. At first, I felt very selfish and almost too vain to make such a purchase. And I hope this doesn’t come off to you as bragging of any kind. 🙂
Then I counted the benefits of having one…
- great photos
- fun hobby to play around with
- memories of better pictures as each year goes by
- great memories of my ‘future’ children
- self-made album of fun and scenic pictures
- capturing the best images possible from future mission trips
- never will get such a good deal in my life probably
- more ‘professional’ photos of wedding preps
- and did I mention great photos?
This wasn’t the whole list, but it WAS definitely a large sum of it haha!
So, it’s been utterly enjoyable to play around with. I am by no means talented at this, nor am I knowledgeable of photography, but I believe I will improve as I play around with the settings. Perhaps, I’ll be able to take pointers from Ashley since she’s been so kindly offering help to all of us.
It seems a bit more difficult to capture nice pictures of scenery for some reason though. I’m not sure why.
Here are some examples of everything!
I’m having a tough time trying to make the images brighter and I have no idea as to how I’m supposed to alter it! Although the actual lighting is as bright as it can get, the images come out with a darker saturation than desired.
Well, still getting there! By the way, these are chocolate oats. 🙂
Juiced for the whole family. Can you see the little tiny details in the foam?
A bit of a blur on Daniel’s face.
Now that’s better!
This is from when I made Amanda’s socca pancakes!! Yummm they were delicious and quite simple to make!
This was taken when the flash unwelcomingly popped out, and although it’s a whole lot brighter than the previous photos, the light is much too harsh in my opinion.
Can you spot some differences in this image? It’s from the point and shoot cam. Actually, come to think of it the point and shoot is pretty accurate! But I think there are still minor details that are distinguishable. And again, despite the bright lighting, it is on the harsh side I think.
Hello handsome!! 😛
Here, I can see of the noise factor going on way too noticeably. Ooooh look at me, I’m using photography terms! LOL 😛 But basically, noise is the minor nuisance of graininess within the image details. Do you see the ‘graininess’?
And this was the Strawberry Millet Porridge from this morning. Breakfast is utterly fantastic, don’t you think? ^.~*
That’s a wrap for tonight and talk to you soon! I just wanted to remind you that you’re all such precious individuals and you truly make me smile! I’m very grateful for all of you… 😀 Let’s live extraordinarily!
My Question: Are there any suggestions, tips, or advice you can add to my lack of camera knowledge? Any help is much appreciated. Por favor.