Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Computer says NO!!!

Hi there,

I'm not going to be posting for a few weeks as the hard drive on our computer has a few issues and is dying, so we can't use it until It gets looked at, just in case we need a new hard drive before it dies completely.

Also we are heading off on 2 weeks holiday on Saturday up to Exmouth and Coral Bay camping. We are all so excited and I promise to share lots of photos when we get back. I'm really looking forward to playing with my camera while we are away and hopefully I might be able to get some nice shots to blow up to get framed and put on the wall.

I haven't forgotten about the 10 minutes from home photo, might see if I can get it loaded quickly tomorrow.

A off now to do a bit of studying, I have 4 assignments to do.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

More pics from yesterday....

Don't fall off your seats, I'm back for a second day in a row...oh my god!!!

I thought I would share some more photos I took late yesterday afternoon playing with the White Balance 'cloudy' setting.   Not sure if what I'm doing is right, but I'm learning as I go.

Chloe went outside to jump on the trampoline, so I thought I would see if I could get some action shots of her jumping as I'm still trying to get the gist of action shots.  I managed to get a few, in focus too.  It's actually quite difficult to get a good shot of someone jumping up and down on a trampoline, especially with a net in the way.

She looks like she is floating in mid air.

And below is a feet shot in mid jump.  I love this one.

And I think her face just says it all in this one.  She just couldn't stop laughing.  I'm not quite sure what was so funny, but obviously something was.

Hopefully later on or tomorrow afternoon I can go for that 10 minute walk to get that '10 Minutes From Home' shot.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

I got the Camera out!!!!

Ok, so I know it has been quite a while between posts and I'm am failing big time with my 365 Project and my Project 52, but, I just haven't had as much time as I thought to participate in these challenges.  And with it being so hot for so long here in Perth, it was hard to get out and get some decent photos.

But, this morning I decided to get the camera out and have a play.  Yesterday I got an email from Learn Digital Photography Now and they had a free report on shooting digital photos like pros, which I read about using some different settings on your camera. Well, one that I didn't know about but was keen to learn about was White Balance. I learnt that if you put it onto the 'Cloudy' setting, especially outside it makes your pictures colours a bit softer and clearer and better. So, this morning, I have had a play with the different white balance settings.  I like the cloudy one the best.  Here are a couple of photos I took of Luke messing around.

I love this photo of Luke.  He was playing with one of his Chuggington trains.

I have also been getting emails and reading this website too Digital Photography School, which is a website with all sorts of information on how to use your camera, different hints and tips, some challenges and lots of other stuff. This weeks 'assignment' is to go 10 minutes from your house and take a photo of whatever is there. You can walk, ride, drive, rollerblade, whatever, but it has to only be for 10 minutes. I'm thinking I might just give this a go. It could be interesting just to see what is 10 minutes from my house!!

Hopefully I will be back soon with my 10 minute from home photo to share.

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