Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Manual Mode.

I've been playing around with my camera and I have to say that I absolutely love it. Whilst the Nikon is a great camera it filled me with so much uncertainty because it wasn't user friendly. I mean, seriously. I couldn't even figure out how to get the kit lens on! That could be because of me and my brain but I had no problem putting the lens on my Canon. Since I am completely clueless when it comes to cameras and photography I need all the friendly behavior I can get. Don't tell Sean I said this but I'm happy my Nikon bombed, ha.

Here are a lot of pictures I took on manual mode, straight out the camera. I took some of these pictures in my backyard and then the last few indoors. If you didn't know that I'm obsessed with snow covered trees, now you do! Please excuse the boring and massive amount of pictures while I practice, that way one day (hopefully) I can share better pictures on this blog.
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Good thing you're not following this blog for the photography. But of course, if you have any tips, I'm all ears!

45 comments:

Angela said...

These are great pictures Faith, I can't wait to see your pictures as you progress with your new camera xxxx

Married...with a Pup said...

Yay! Look at you in manual mode girl!! I have several photography (basics) blogs saved. When I get home I'll send them to you. Most of them use a cannon so it will be easier for you to read them. I had to figure out whatever they said in Nikon language haha.

YeamieWaffles said...

These are great photos Faith, I love how amazing the quality is already, that burger thing looks delicious too, so glad to hear that you really enjoyed the camera because the photo you're churning out are awesome!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

how bad is it that I've had my Canon for almost 2 whole years and still rarely shoot out of auto mode? I hope to get a little better with photography BEFORE baby girl arrives!

Highly Favored said...

Nice pictures. Can't wait to see more...

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Wow!!! You are doing a fantastic job figuring that camera out my girl. You food pics are amazing. Looking forward to seeing more!

love jenny xoxo said...

nice job!!! I think you are doing great - I really want a camera so I can practice with you! What kind did you get again and are you happy with it so far?

And you have waaay more snow than we do in Minnesota!

{love jenny xoxo}

Kathy C. said...

haha... real hot Sean lol.
Yay!! So glad you trying out your camera!! I'm a fan of the "no flash" mode with natural sunlight. Still working on manual mode...I'll test it out this weekend. :)

Adrienne said...

I LOVE SNOW!!!!! It's been cold here but no snow :( Devastating.

I have a Nikon now and am trying to get used to it but you are right... It's not very user friendly.. BUT, this is my first SLR. :) So maybe it's just my cluelessness. :)

Tatum Smith said...

I must say the pics are lovely!!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

snow covered trees are the best to practice.
oh and cats, if i had cats i would take lots of cat pictures. haha.
you're getting it girl!

K

Sarah said...

I LOVE my Canon Rebel. Hands down the best money I ever spent. Besides my MacBook Pro :)

toi said...

these pictures are awesome. i am sure you are going to be a pro in no time :)

Kristen said...

I really need to get a nice camera. By the time I do, YOU'LL be the pro. ;)

Brittany said...

Gorgeous pictures, Faith! Must say I'm pretty jealous of the snow...it's been in the 70s in Houston all week. Love that last picture of Sean...goofball!

Law_Fal said...

Nice!! You have real snow!! I can count on one hand the times I've seen snow in real life. I want some :-(
LOL!

Mrs JK said...

Oh yey! And in no time u'll be a pro. Then I'll have to get some tips from you when I eventually cross over to you big girls ;)

Georgina Castellucci said...

Love my Canon - it's the best thing I've been given in terms of my blog! You should create a Flickr account! :)

Life with J and J said...

Lol...love the last pic. Too funny!

For someone who doesn't have much photography experience, you did a fabulous job! Love the pics!

Carolyn said...

YAY!! :) So glad you're playing in the manual mode! I've never used a Nikon, but my Canon is so user friendly! LOVE IT! :)

Susannah said...

I'm so jealous! I really want a Cannon! Good luck in the learning process. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennifer said...

I seriously can't imagine being so cold that our trees would even look like that!

I've always wanted a big fancy camera to take pretty pictures with - maybe someday. Enjoy your new toy! (o:

McKenna Ryan said...

Mmmm! That bagel sandwich looks so yummy right about now. xx. McKenna Lou
www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

What fun pictures! That chicken salad looked really good :)

Your cat is adorable!!!!

Alexandra said...

Such a winter wonderland! It's just grey and rainy here...boo!

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

Whitney Cypert said...

So jealous of the snow! And how cute is that cat? I forgot you had a cat, I knew I liked you! : ) I'm glad you are playing around and having fun with your camera!

Jessi Francis said...

Super jealous of your new camera! I've been wanting one for a while!

Mrs. H said...

I'm cold just looking at all that snow. Brrrr!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Love love love the photography!
Hope you're loving your new camera! Your pics are fabulous!

MellyB said...

Uh, don't be posting close ups of breakfast sandwiches when people who might be stuck at work and starving might be perusing the 'ole blog. That's my tip. Take it to the bank.

I love my canon. And how do you know I don't come here for the photography? Now go forth and mess with that f-stop and shutter speed and iso girl. You got this.

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

This is SO great!! how exciting. I love the snow pics, beautiful. I am getting a t3i for my birthday in a couple of weeks and I simply cannot wait to just be all up in my kids faces all day long.

And that egg sammich looks simply delishis even at 8pm. LOL

Ashley said...

so awesome faith! when i met ashley slater she was learning to shoot in manual so i know what this is and how hard it is!

Pegster said...

Somebody is having fun with their camera :)

lori said...

that snow is gorgeous! have fun using your new camera :)

Joanna said...

I am with you on the Nikon. I've had mine for a few years and have yet to try Manual. My resolution this year is to master that camera! I'm planning to do a post featuring tips from my photography friend. Hopefully that will help. In the meantime, you are doing great. These pictures look good!

CoastWithMe said...

You took some great pictures girl! I'm worried about upgrading my camera one day and having to deal with these issues! I wouldn't be able to figure out how to put on a lens either!

DWei said...

No more photos of snow please. It's snowing hard enough as it is over here. :(

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
we can follow each other if you want :)
http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
xoxo Gloria

Cece said...

My photos still mostly turn out black on manual mode. What am I doing wrong???

jessica renee said...

Love the snow pictures!! You're making me so sad and jealous that I don't have a fancy camera too! haha

NikG Life + Style said...

Great shots!! Glad you are happy with your new cam!

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

I never shoot on manual, as I don't really care to learn. Ha! That's the neat thing about quality cameras like Nikon & Canon. It's so easy to take a pretty decent photo on the automatic setting.

Nice snow photos! Have fun with your new camera! :)

Emmett Katherine said...

I'm glad your're liking your new camera and taking the time to play around with the settings. Did you ever take photography courses or are you learning through trial and error?

LWLH said...

So proud of you Faith, your pictures are awesome! :)

I'm a fan of snow covered trees myself, so I'm loving all the pictures.

Desi said...

I'm back! LOVE your first photo. It could be on a wall, framed :) Can't wait to see all of your photos with your new camera.