Saturday, December 6, 2008

Merry Christmas to Tracey...

I busted our little best camera ever when we were at Disney a few years ago. The one we got to replace it was "ok" but with as much picture taking as I do, I wanted something better. I have had camera envy for a while from my friends who have the Nikon D40. Rob thought it would be a great idea for me for Christmas (I SO agree :)). While we were in Michigan it arrived and Rob played with it a little. I begged to have it before Christmas so that we could take a family photo, use it at the swim meet in a couple weeks and also for Christmas morning. Not too big of a request since I added money to the cause! SO, here are some of my pictures from last night. I have a ton of reading to do to figure out how to use it!! As soon as Relay calms down (I will no longer be the chair after May 8th-9th) I am going to take a digital photography class. I can't wait to get started...if I only had more time in my day to read the books and watch the how to video...all in good time.

Here are some of the shots I took last night-I wanted to see how they posted and I was playing with the on-camera editing. Red eye reduction (too bad it doesn't remove chapped lips), black & white, filtering etc...










3 comments:

Jen said...

So happy for you! Good luck figuring out how to use it! Miss you guys!

donna ham said...

Tracey -
I have a D40 ... you are going to love this camera more than you can imagine!! I found a great blog that helped me much more than the manual: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40/users-guide/controls.htm#topcontrols
This is just the part discussing the d40 controls ... there is more to the blog if you are so inclined!
Enjoy every picture!!
Merry Christmas!!

malin said...

if you ever have any questions about cameras or how to use them let me know, I shoot nikon too. Next you will be asking for a new lens ;)