Sunday, July 27, 2008

Steep Learning Curve Ahead!!



Well I've been SO dang inspired by some of the photography you guys have shown me here that I took the leap. Story goes like this...

We took hubby's son to buy a laptop to take back to wales. It's like one Third the price to buy one here! I said "Mmm I'm going to have a little look at camera's." This was at Best Buy and Lucky for me I had already tucked a printout of the comment Marlene left me last week concerning buying a serious camera and some recommendations. So the sales boy slinks up to me and asks if I need help! I asked him to tell me about the Canon machines (specifically marls choices) and he did a great job....of selling me the Canon EOS 40D!! It comes with a kickass zoom lens and is HIS personal camera as well. So hubby came over and we discussed the pros's and con's.

Simply said, I walked out of the store with all I need to be a superduper Fantastic picture shooter LOL!!!

Now I'm a little wee bit nervous because I don't know alot about camera's. I just know I love taking great photo's. So I now will begin reading the manual instead of the summer chick book I bought at the beach yesterday!! Guy at the store said you start doing the photo's automatically first, then gradually learn settings.

Soooo in the meanwhile I will search the net for a great Photography site with a message board attached for questions lol.

I can't wait to take my first picture!! Wooooooot!!!

I'm just totally freakin Happy!!!

PS (Hubby said to tell Marlene No More Comments that cost him money LOL!!!)

8 comments:

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

congrats!!! I am so jealous! Yr gonna love love love taking photos! I have used one of those- they are awesome! yahoo for you!

Jody said...

Yeahhhh I'm glad I caught Hubby on a generous day hehe. Wooot! I can't wait to take it for a ride..

Prisca said...

oh man, i am jealous! let us know how it goes as a beginner. i have been eyeing canons for a long time!

Marlene said...

Oh - and I am MOST JELLL-AAASSSSS!!!!
I've had my eye on that camera for some time now....but have put off buying it because I do have a camera that takes pretty spectacular pics right now.

Joanne, do yourself a favor and take a course on photography if you can. I took an 7 hour course taught by a scrapbooker/photographer, and leaned OODLES of stuff about f stops, white balance, aperture mode, shutter mode, ISO speeds, etc. It all made sense the way she explained it!!

I love to shoot pics in aperture priority mode, with my f stop set at about 2.8! Ask me about it some time! ;)

Oh, and please protect me from Anthony next time I see him....heehee.

AtYourCervix said...

OMG - you are going to LOVE learning the techniques for digital cams! I'm learning, with the use of my manual settings, that I can take some kick-butt pictures!! I have a Fujifilm Finepix S700.

Jumbie Queen said...

As a L&D Nurse... are you familiar with 'Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep'?
http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.com/
My daughter is a photographer that is affiliated with them. They are awesome! Just thought your hospital may be interested.
~~Deb

I am Barking Mad said...

Photographycorner.com is a good site and a fairly easy to use message board. Tam and Bruce should have some ideas as well because ya know, Bruce is like an uber-talented photographer.

That's a nice Canon and a good choice when you don't just want a point and shoot (but it's still got a heft enough price tag at approx. $1200 dollars to guarantee great shots - especially once you learn about fstops, aperature, light settings, ect) but don't need something like a Prosumer type camera - which is my next big purchase, a EOS1D Mark III.

Good luck with it. I think you're going to be really impressed with the quality shots you get.

Auds at Barking Mad
www.abritandabit.typepad.com

Jody said...

Jumbie! Thanks for posting. And yes OMG I know that site. I'm pretty sure I even blogged about it...sniff sniff Seriously sad but beautiful stuff there!

We take the pics at our hospital...with some peeps being obviously better than others. I do my best...