I thought that if I just put the camera on automatic it would shoot and I'd have wonderful pictures. I mean I just held it up and took some in the sewing cave and they looked so much better than the pictures on my Canon Elph did. I also thought since it's a better camera that I should be able to get a couple of decent sunset photos.
Here's what I got...
...ummm not so good! You can't see any of the details of the jacket or it's real color. Which is better depicted in this collage...
I would be able to read the manual understand the settings, play with the camera and make it work thus taking great pictures. My daughter who is handier than I would make it sing right away.
I've spent the weekend watching a series of videos on YouTube cause I'm really more of a visual learner than learning by reading something. I even follow the pictures on the instruction sheet and in my sewing books better than just reading the text.
My daughter did come in this afternoon, read the manual and had a better familiarity with the camera. I also think she got over her fear of using the better, more expensive camera.
These are photos that my daughter and I took this afternoon.
- With the help of my friends, I'm realizing that natural light is the best light...even in the house.
- My picture size should be larger - I don't know how that's going to work with Blogger's space requirements but I'll worry about that later.
- The auto setting can be used but it's best used in natural light.
- It's going to take me much longer to learn how to work all of the functions of the camera.
- There are a lot more YouTube videos in my future on how to make this camera work! *LOL*
I've ordered another tripod and a remote so that I will be able to take pictures by myself. My daughter's schedule is getting tighter and with two little kids running around and getting in the shots, it takes a lot longer to get some pictures than it use to. Also I don't like imposing on my daughter's precious time like that.
There is definitely a learning curve involved with this camera and I hope that you won't mind putting up with a few less than wonderful photos here as I learn how to make my camera sing.
Oh and review of the 60's Vintage Wool Boucle jacket will be up soon...
...as always more later!