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Monday, August 23, 2010

First shots with the new camera....

So, I've had my beautiful, wonderful, big girl camera for about 8 hours now. I'm learning.......everything is in a different place, so it's taking me a while to find everything! I've managed to stay in full manual though (though for a few minutes there at first, I thought the aperture setting was playing hide and go seek with me!)

I'm pretty sure I was in love the minute I opened the box........ it's 1:30 in the morning, and I'm now forcing myself to go to bed, but I really want to just keep reading the manual and get to know my new friend......

The only thing I'm really struggling with right now, is getting the camera to focus in manual mode, using the external ETTL flash. A Zeikos 680ex ETTL came with my camera.....anyone have any experience with it? I think I'm missing a setting with it somewhere!
















7 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

So happy for you... I hope that you enjoy every minute....

Debby said...

The pictures are beautiful. You stole my line, I have been wanting a Big Girl Camera for a year now!
I do know that a woman I wrote back and forth with last year told me that with her Big Girl Camera she leave it on auto and does not use a flash. So on my point and shoot I don't use the flash often and I think she is right. Enjoy!!!

Debby said...

Just came across this:
http://christinekane.com/blog/7-secrets-for-getting-great-professional-photos/

Carol said...

Great pictures. I especially love the bokeh in the photo of the yellow umbrella! Have fun!

Bethany said...

Yipee! I was checking to see if you posted new pics on your blog and I was RIGHT! How fun :)
So, all of these are RAW, right?
Have FUN! I expect to see more pics soon :)

Ashley Sisk said...

These first shots are great - you'll want to auto focus, but manually shoot...that's where you'll get the best quality. But take it slow. I moved into aperture priority first before going full into manual.

Ewa said...

lovely photos!