The last few months i’ve become minorly obsessed with my SLR. Last month I finally took a photography class, as i’ve been taking 99.9% of my pictures on auto. Boy did I learn a lot. I had no idea what any of the buttons (minus auto) on the camera meant, and now I know what like 25% of them are. =) Also, I always wondered how people edited there pictures — I know how to edit pictures, but to edit the picture and then have the next picture you edit look similar in design? Ya, no idea.
Actions! I found out about actions, and now i’m minorly obsessed with finding new websites with free actions. I still haven’t found an action i’m craazy about. I figure i’ll probably have to dish out some cash to get one that I want to use consistently. One website that I found, for all you photogs – http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/. Check it out, she’s got some pretty great FREE actions for elements.
One obstacle as an up and coming photog hobbiest is that I share a camera with my mom. Which worked out fine at first, but now she takes the camera when I need/want it! Which, I suppose is fair considering she purchased it. So for Christmas/My birthday (#1 reason I won’t have a winter baby — you get your birthday and Christmas presents lumped together) I’ve asked for a sparkling new camera.
Now that I feel a little bit more knowledgeable about photography, i’ve become a snob with cameras. Even though I know, it doesn’t really matter what body you have as long as you have a great lens – I still want the best. I can blame my mom for that one. So, i’ve decided I want the Canon 60D camera. (best option for an amateur in my opinion, because i’m not going to spend a bazillion dollars). It’s shiney and beautiful and has video camera capabilities (hello double bonus!).
At any rate, I’m loving snapping pictures of my little one and just life in general. I can’t wait to get my hands on this new toy!! Hopefully the husby comes through.