After months of scrimping on groceries and working a couple parties in December combined with Christmas cash….I bought myself a new camera. It’s a Nikon D3000 and I am loving it! While there were higher-end models I would have loved to get, this one stretched me to my dollar limit (and past it just a bit, thanks sweetie!) It has a guide mode that has been a wonderful help while I learn all the terms and settings.
In the three days I’ve had it, I have been reading up, trying to get up the nerve to venture out of the auto settings. The photos above are of Christmas decor in my home. My good friend came over one night and helped put a bit of Christmas spirit in the place…it needed it and I was in a rut. I love these photos, but I see things in them that tell me I have a long ways to grow with my camera.
One of the best parts, I can take pictures of the girls swimming with no flash and no odd lighting problems. I took it to practice the other night with the kit lense (18-55mm) and was shocked at how many photos I got. Our pool has odd lighting, most pools do. My old point and shoot just would not capture the girls at all. The best photos I have of them in the water were from my phone and not quality at all. I can not wait to put my zoom lense on and see what it will do.
I am thinking long and hard about a 365 project. I want to learn how to use this camera and know that practice will help greatly toward that end. However, the last couple months I was lucky to get a post of two finished. I hate to say I am going to do it only to drop the ball first month in. Perhaps a once a week deal? Still thinking on that one.