Friday, January 7, 2011

Halloween stuff? Uh, it's January!

While perusing Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous' recent blog tutorial on a Valentine's pom pom wreath (uber cute, btw!), I came across this:

How cute is that? Here is the tutorial she was so gracious to make!

She also did this one that I found long ago and just never posted on:

Cute! I should get started now since I never finish things in time.....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Know Your Camera

Here are some tutorials I have found for learning how to operate a DSLR camera:

Kevin & Amanda - she is a gold mine of info!

Ken Rockwell - this link is for MY camera, but he has user guide & general photography info for all types of cameras

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Photography Tutorials - Editing

I am posting about these so I don't lose the tutorials and can try them later. I will add to them as I find more....right now I am waiting on my download USB cord to arrive so I can't yet post any of my pics.

All found on Morgan Kervin Photography:
Clipping Masks & Applying Texture
Editing Eyes
Eye Sparkle

All are for photo editing. Happy tinkering!

New Camera - New Hobby - New Challenge

My new camera: A Nikon d3100Ain't she a beaut? I have 3 lenses: the 18-55mm DX VR lens that came with it, a 35mm f1.8 lens, and a 55-200mm DX zoom lens

I am so totally still learning. I took a photography class in high school and we shot on 35mm cameras, but I remember next to nothing! So I am still figuring out the whole aperature, focal length, f-stop mumbo jumbo. It may take me a while too, but my goal is to take really great pics of my kids & family with a professional look. I have no aspirations of starting a business or anything, just want to capture memories of my babies that are growing WAY.TOO.FAST!

I found this fun tute at Life With My 3 Boybarians. See...bokeh...more funky photog lingo! Amanda also has a great tutorial at Kevin & Amanda. Let the fun begin!