How to use DSLR camera
When my daughter was born, I had this digital point-and-shoot Sony camera that my sweet husband bought for me in 2006. I thought it was a phenomenal piece of equipment. By comparison to the disposable cameras, I guess it was… after all, it had a ZOOM, but then I had a few friends on Facebook who had REALLY nice cameras, and I started noticing the difference in quality in my photos and theirs. A big difference. Then I couldn’t stop noticing it, and all of my photos looked weak, and not at all sharp and detailed. I figured I should rectify that immediately, given that my daughter was only 3 months old, and I was taking priceless photos of her during these precious fleeting moments, on a sub-par camera.
We have friends who had a Canon Rebel, and I was impressed with it. Since it was around Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I found a really good deal on a Canon Rebel T2i, and I bought my first nice camera. I love this camera. They have a newer model out now, the Canon Rebel T3i, which is even better than mine, and cheaper than what I paid.
Since then, I have been one of those amateurs that probably annoys true photographers. The person that thinks they’re a photographer because they have a nice camera, even though they only use the point-and-shoot setting. Guilty. I have a really nice camera, I pretend I’m a good photographer, but I really don’t know how to use it, and know virtually nothing about photography. Well, I’m going to change that!!
I want to start a new self-taught photography class. There are a million tutorials available online, so I am going to make good use of them and teach myself about photography and my camera. I’ll post my weekly updates on here!
To start with, I want to post some pictures I took today at the zoo. These were admittedly mostly taken with the point-and-shoot setting. I want to see how these compare to my photos a few months from now. To measure my progress.
A very lonely looking Zeedonk. Yes, half zebra, half donkey, 100% isolated. I felt bad for him.
Here is the spider monkey, which was very playful! Most of the animals ignored us, but this guy was fully aware of our presence. He made some truly wonderful facial expressions, which triggered my daughter to start making her own interpretation of monkey sounds. Also, very cute. And loud.
The first lesson will be on Aperture!
Do you have any tips on how to use DSLR camera?
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