Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photos


Hello!
So...
I got a new camera yesterday, and I thought I'd show you some photos I took with it.
I'm so excited! It is really a lot of fun to take pretty pictures.
They are SO MUCH CLEARER than my old camera (an inexpensive point and shoot) that we got right before Eliana was born. I am thankful we had a camera at all, and it's served it's purpose well. Now the kids get to make it theirs and learn how to take pictures on their own. They think its super cool. :)

Here are a few I took with my new Olympus PEN E-PL1 on just the regular auto focus setting. I love the natural lighting on this one of Eliana's face. She's eating something here, I think.


Hubby!

cheese!


My new camera has "art" settings that make for cool effects.

Here are some pictures taken with the pinhole effect:





There is also a "grainy film" effect, which is really cool in some settings:


What our living room looks like after a trip to the library and when I don't fold laundry. ;)

laundry in it's favorite place: on the clothesline.

There is also a soft sepia effect, which is nice.

This is behind our neighbor's garage.



I think my favorite so far though, is the close up Macro setting, because I love to take pictures of flowers and this makes them look so clear!

Our first Daffodil of the season!

Little snowdrops are about to sprout up.

This flower is actually tiny- I zoomed way in on it and it was still super clear. Love it!

I'm having so much fun with this camera! Please bear with me as I probably will share more pictures than I usually do, while I have a good time figuring out all of the settings. :)
It's amazing what a difference a quality piece of equipment makes. Now I just have to get a bigger case to carry it in, because the one that came with it won't fit the extra 40-150mm lens.
Anybody have any suggestions on a good camera bag?



3 comments:

Leslie said...

LOve Love Love the photo's.. :) Wow my camera has some of those different looks.. I need to play more! :) Very nice! Love the "cheese" picture!! I miss those babies..

Becca Swan said...

They miss you too! Last time I talked on the phone to Tim, Ellie was like, "is dat Nana?" She "calls" you all the time on her pretend phone. :)

{Adventuresindinner} said...

I just won a THIAT one that I'm super excited about. I've been using a neoprene lunch bag which is not great.

Drop me a quick email when you have a chance. I have a fun offer that I think you'll like.