We had a relaxing weekend, other than that every one of the male species in this house was sick with a stinky summer cold. I am hoping it stays in the male genes and I don’t get it. We just laid low, no projects, no work.
Saturday I made a lot of progress on my scanning project. I have been scanning and re-touching my mom’s collection of photos going back to young days of my grandparents and lots of my childhood. I’m done scanning now and working my way through 160 or so scans that have to be split to individual pictures and re-touched. I have about 55 scans to go.
I am taking Maggie Holmes Beginning/Intermediate Photography Class starting in a week. I just bought a new 50mm lens for my DSLR. I only had the kit lens that came with the camera (18-55mm). I never could figure out what the big deal was with a DSLR, since my point and shoot Sony took just as good, if not better, pictures.
So call me amazed when I downloaded my camera card this weekend and saw some of the shots I got with the new lens. I still don’t know what I am doing with the DSLR, but I just kept turning the dial and shooting
away and got shots I could never get straight out of the camera with the point and shoot.
These are all straight from the camera, no post processing.
This is a shot with the kit lens…
I am now looking for the next lens for my wish list. I think I want something that will zoom. I will wait to see what I learn in Maggie’s class before I decide. But whatever it is will be on my Christmas wish list. I downloaded The Digital Photography Book, Volume 1 to my Kindle now to learn a bit more. I like what I am reading so far, no words that I don’t understand yet.
This week’s ScrapTiffany assignment was to use the color orange. Tiffany is not a fan of orange, me? I use it a lot. It works good with the boys, it goes well with other colors, I like it bright, I like it Fall-ish, whatever, I like orange. So this one was easy and made even easier with a few products from my August Studio Calico kit…