Monday, September 12, 2011

New Camera!




My new camera came today and I was thrilled. He even gave the battery and charger with it, so I was happy. Then I realized it didn't have a card, not so thrilled, especially when I saw the prices. But, I did have my old camera and yes, it is the same kind of card, so I have a memory card. Now I am all set and took some practice shots. But wait, how do I get the photos in, no computer cord, ugh. But, luckily my minolta uses the same size cord too, so I could put them in. Found out my Mac is too old to upload any software to use it. So I hooked it up to my Dell and it went right in without any drivers, but I prefer to use my mac since that has photoshop. Guess a new Macbook is on my wish list;)

The camera is really complicated, way too many buttons, but I was able to download a pdf manual. It is also heavy, so I will probably have to use a tripod to get good photos indoors, all my shots came out blurry. I also don't see a flash, no idea where that is, have a feeling I have to buy one to mount on top. But for free, I am not complaining, will just have to save up for extras.

I stole this photo off the web, this is what it looks like, reall
y large double lens, which adds to the weight. I couldn't even figure out where the zoom was, guess I have a lot of reading to do;)


I definitely won't be taking this out in the kayak, glad I got the pocket waterproof camera. I think I need to make a sling pocket for it, so when I go hiking at the sanctuaries, I can carry it without the band choking my neck.

This is the best photo I could get today. It is an older piece that I have in the house. The sun has been fading the edge. I did have to put it through photoshop, but I got better and more true colors and this was on a low setting. At least now, you can see more detail and the patterns of the wool, so I hope I can figure this out and get some better shots of my pieces.

Today I worked more on my hexagons, hand stitching the inside of each hexagon, but on the outer edges now, so hopefully I will have it done tomorrow.



14 comments:

Allie said...

WOW that is some camera! Glad you could download the manual. My old camera, I had no idea it had macro, until I found a manual online. I know you're going to enjoy playing with it!
I really love the wool project, the colors and shapes are just marvelous, I bet you take a new pic of everything you've ever made!

Firecracker Kid said...

That looks like one of my daughter's cameras. Oh boy, that is a pretty piece with the birds, I love the colors.
Hugs~Carol

Barbara said...

Very cool!

moosecraft said...

Now THAT's a serious camera! Have fun experimenting with the settings! The wool applique piece is gorgeous!

Kim said...

It is not as complicated as it looks. I think after a few tries you are going to love it.

Joanne Lendaro said...

great camera! have fun with it!! new project - very nice!

auntdeedee said...

Once you get used to it you will LOVE it! Mine is the Canon S3 Proshot. I'm not sure where the flash is on yours. Mine had a flip up flash. I just bought off of ebay, a telescoptic and wideangle lens and have been playing around with mine. I knew mine could do so much more than i was using it as so i'm determined to learn how to use mine better. Enjoy! And while it is heavy, I've gotten used to it so much that now i can't understand how people use such thin little ones!! LOL

primitivebettys said...

Cool! It is always fun to get a new gadget! :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congrats on the new toy Debbie....Good luck figuring things out - but I'm sure you'll have fun. My son bought me my first digital camera (just a little Cyber Shot) a couple of years ago - and I still haven't figured it out. Guess my age is showing....Sigh....Big sigh....

I LOVE that wool piece....gorgeous!!

Happy Tuesday - Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Libby said...

I have a Canon and I just LOVE it. I would like to get an SLR . . . . someday and then take some classes to learn how to be a good photographer *s* Enjoy!

~Madalynne~ said...

All those buttons and features intimidate me. I wish I had the patience to learn photography so I could get some good inside shots.

That wool piece is awesome!

QUILT ROUTES said...

Great looking camera!
I love the birds. Gorgeous colours!
Deborah

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Hoorah! Finally got the camera!

Linda said...

Congratulations!!! I'm green!! Would love to have one like that!!!