New Camera Fun

I’m excited guys!  J gave be a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera for Christmas.  I’ve never had anything more complicated than a point-and-shoot and was quite intimidated by all of the manual functions that this one was capable of.  Luckily, our local photography and camera shop, Southern Photo, offers classes for DSLR owners/users.  The class was last night from 6-9 PM.  I am SO glad I went!!!  I needed someone to just straight up tell me how to use the darn thing and how to take a decent photo.  Our instructor did exactly that and then some.  His instruction style was perfect for someone like me who lacks both the time and the patience to teach herself.

It was information overload really but whatever I picked up has allowed me to take some pretty neat photos!  I cannot wait to experiment with my new toy more.  The photos it takes are amazing.

I have so much to learn about photography and I am looking forward to the journey.  I’m also looking forward to sharing my photos with you here!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rob-fotofission
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 17:51:14

    enjoy your new camera!


  2. bethany actually
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 19:47:08

    Hooray! Aren’t DSLR’s awesome? It took me a little while to learn how to use mine too, but once I did I loved it. The big thing my friend Joe told me at first was just, ‘keep it on P.’ That way it won’t flash automatically when you don’t want it to, and it will do everything else automatically. Since then, every time I see Joe, he holds a little camera class for me and teaches me something new about my Nikon. It’s very handy to have a friend who’s a semi-pro photographer, I gotta tell you. The class you took sounds awesome, though! Smart of you to take it. Have fun with your new toy, the photos you posted are fantastic!


  3. hairyshoefairy
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 16:05:42

    So cool! I must admit I have camera envy. I’m so excited for you to learn more about it and I can’t wait to see your progress!


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