As soon as I walked in the door with my new camera, I started messing around with it. For someone who is new to DSLR's it's a little daunting to know what all of the buttons and settings are. I've been reading the tutorials on the Pioneer Woman's site which have been extremely helpful! But I must say, I still feel clueless. I know it is going to take a little time before I get this down, but I am hoping that I will be able to take decent pictures in the near future. Practice makes perfect right? My next step is to sit down and read the entire camera manual- something many photographers recommend. And although tedious, I think will give me a good understanding of the anatomy and functions of the camera. The next purchase I am saving for are a couple of lenses that I know will give me really sharp and precise photos. I just added them to my amazon wish list in case you're also in the process of upgraded and are interested in what I've been researching.
Last night I made a meal that I intend to blog, soon. My husband asked me "so are you going test out your new toy" and with some trepidation, I nodded and proceeded to shoot the pictures. Let me just say that I messed around with lots of settings, such as the iso, aperture, manual settings and a few others on the dial. Some pictures came out really blurry and others too exposed or underexposed. But I think all in all, I managed to get a handful of decent, albeit, imperfect, shots.
I took pictures of the same meal with my trusty ol' point and shoot just to have backups in case I didn't manage to get any good pictures with my new camera. Since these pictures were taken indoors and at night, I was less optimistic than if the pictures were taken during the day with lots of natural light coming in. Below are some pictures of the meal I made, using the new camera and then some with the old camera.
These were taken with the new camera:
These below were taken with the old camera- can you see a difference?
I know I have a lot of learning to do, and these pictures were taken with me not really knowing too well how to operate the camera to it's full capacity, but I am hoping I'll improve in the coming months!