After years of taking pictures, I have decided to put some time and effort into improving my skills and knowledge of photography. I hope to document and share my progress along the way. I love pictures, the memories that they capture and stories they tell. Looking back through the photos that I have taken through the years inspires me to continue to document our adventure through pictures.
I purchased a Nikon D40 SLR camera in November 2007 before our family went on a trip to Japan to visit friends. I have always just shot in auto mode, until December 2009. I’m determined to move beyond the basics and have now taken a few classes on digital SLR photography. Now I just need to find more time to experiment.
Update: I upgraded cameras in October 2010 to the Nikon D90. I am still learning a lot about all the additional features of this model. Some of my reasons for upgrading included the higher ISO settings, the movie mode, and the compatibility to auto-focus a wider variety of lenses. I am happy to report that so far I am absolutely loving this camera!!
I also purchased Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 around Christmas 2009 and have been working my way through that photo editing program. It is very overwhelming, but I feel like I have come so far already. I’m really excited about what I’ve been learning, mostly from other bloggers! It’s amazing how photos can be tweaked and improved in this program.
SEE THE POSTS BELOW ON MY ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY:
Rudbeckia and My New Lens (Sept. ’10)
A New Picture Project (Sept. 1, 2010)
Actions for PSE from Pioneer Woman (May 2010)
Winter Wonderland (Feb. 14, 2010)
Frost Photography – Experimenting out of Auto Mode (Feb. 13, 2010)