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Sunday, December 30, 2012

A little intimidated at first,
I finally charged, set up, and tried out my new camera a couple nights ago. 
While I still have a ton to learn about photography, 
it was so simple to maneuver and took effortlessly beautiful pictures. 
It's incredible what a high quality camera can do. 
I can't wait to really stretch it's legs.

For my first subject, 
I chose the newly snow-covered trees on either side of our entryway. 

Mario also gifted me with something called Eye-Fi. 
As I take photos, it automatically loads them into a file on my computer. 
Gone are the days of plugging my camera into my computer to sift through images, 
or emailing photos to myself from my iPhone before downloading them onto my computer. 
Fancy pants stuff in some very amateur hands. 
I hope to remedy that.

I bought a new camera bag yesterday
and found that our local shop offers individual lessons by the hour.
I'm leaning toward that as an option.
The simpler, the better.
If I can learn the bulk of what I need to know from the comfort of my home,
then hone my skills with private lessons,
that would be ideal.
My camera came with a leaflet about Nikon Photo School. 
Anyone have any experience with it or other online courses?


  1. These photos are beautiful!!!! :)

  2. Very nice start! My brother began photography in his 40's, and now, just a few short years later, he is doing weddings, family photo shoots, etc, and I am so proud of his fantastic work!
    Have fun! Shoot away! Take lots and lots and lots and lots of pictures!
    Have fun!

    1. Great advice, Josanne! I took LOTS of pictures today...and it was so much fun. I love the story about your brother! Although I will probably never be a professional photographer, I would love to take beautiful photos...especially of my family.

  3. Gorgeous, I miss the snow so much now that I live in the South!
    I found you through the Meet & Greet Blog Hop :)
    I look forward to reading your blog.

  4. I found you via the Meet and Greet Blog Hop and am now a follower! How do I get Eye-Fi?! That sounds freakin' amazing! I always dread plugging in my devices to my laptop and sifting thru the pics...I'm procrastinating right now actually :-/.
    BTW, I love your blog name!


  5. A new follower from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Hope you can drop by my blog as well. Your photos of the tree lights up close are just gorgeous!

    Anne Marie

  6. Hi I found you through the Sunday-Monday Blog Hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Happy New Year.

    1. Hi Lenetta! I just visited your's lovely! Thanks for stopping by!


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