Japan Here We Come!

Japan Here We Come!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A New Camera

So for Christmas I got a new camera, a nice one. It has been great fun learning how to use it and trying my best to delve into the very large and intimidating world of photography. I happen to have a super nice nieghbor who gave me a few old lenses and is also giving me small challenges to help me learn some of the fundamentals. So here are some of my challenges and the pictures that go with them.
1st Challenge: Take a picture of bananas

2nd Challenge: Take a picture of our blooming rose with the rose being the brightest object.

3rd Challenge: Decide beforehand what I want in focus and then take the picture. Here are a couple of examples. And, as a bonus, you get to see Tom's moustache.

This was an accident lesson on frontal light, but if I ever take some before and after pictures or Tom, I know how to make the after picture look really good--no blemishes anywhere.

These next four I just liked.

I really am enjoying what I'm learning, and if you are a photographer and have suggestions (hint hint J), please do so I'd love to hear them.

1 comment:

  1. You're a natural, KA. These are a bajillion times better than your other pictures (which were fine, but just regular "click-the-moment" pictures. Like what I take :). Do bananas have a certain property that make them ideal candidates for practicing photography skills? How 'bout that mustache?