The memory card arrived on Saturday, so I spent a good chunk of Sunday afternoon playing around with our new camera.
I had to quickly teach myself (with some help from Jim) how to take decent macro shots so I could get some new listings up in the shop. I cannot describe how good it feels to FINALLY have control over what area I want to focus on in a picture.
Short depth of field, where have you been all my life? (See, I’m using fancy photo lingo already!)
I’m still learning, but here are a few pictures from this weekend’s photo shoot that I am particularly in love with (click image for source):
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend (and a Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!).
Also, I have a friggin’ awesome tutorial scheduled for tomorrow for you guys – Can’t wait to share!!
Hey friends! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA … finals week is encroaching, I’ve unexpectedly started my research (I was in the Everglades collecting water samples last week!) AND we’re hosting Thanksgiving at our place this year – So much to do!
Today’s finds are pretty much just things that I want. Why? Because today is my birthday!!
The following are a few items that have been on my radar for a while:
I know, that last one wasn’t found via Etsy – But it was an early/unexpected birthday gift for myself!! Remember how I said I was in the Everglades last week? Well, I brought my camera to take pictures (of course) and ended up dropping it overboard …
Upsetting? Sort of. I’m just sad I don’t have pictures of the field trip to show you. But getting a DSLR has been on Jim and my wish lists for months now (I wanted something better for item/blog photos and Jim has been a photo geek since high school). It’s such a big purchase for us so we have been hesitant to take the leap. Anyway, I ended up having enough money saved up from my Etsy sales to purchase a refurbished, body-only Nikon D3000 (Jim already owns a lens that will work perfectly with it)!
It is scheduled to be delivered today and I cannot wait to play with it and have Jim teach me the ins and outs of using a “real” camera! (I also can’t wait to snap some photos and share them with you!)
Other than that I really don’t have anything “special” planned – Spending all day in class/in lab/studying then coming home to whip up a home-cooked dinner with Jim and catch up on some shows – Sounds like the perfect birthday to me!
I had some awesome posts planned for this week about sweet vintage items I picked up this past weekend and about some fun, new microbes I’ll be adding to the shop soon … but I lost my camera!! (Well, it’s actually Jim’s camera … Which makes me feel about 10x more guilty.)
I have had a strange affinity for handmade tea towels recently … one of the reasons I have fallen in love with Pony and Poppy’s shop – They have the cutest ones! Jim enjoys photography – I’m thinking of purchasing this one for him (which is pretty much an excuse for me to buy one for myself).