Friday, December 2, 2011

Practicing Camera Settings

Last week I asked Katie if I could borrow her camera since she does not use it much.  I wanted to figure out how to use something besides the point and shoot that I have.  Since the Christmas tree is up I started experimenting with ornaments.  I want to figure out how to blur the background but keep the image in front very sharp.......
I'm getting there!  I've taken tons of pictures and need to go back through the camera and delete most of them....The best ones I've used in this post....
I've had this Santa since my kids were little, I just can't let go of him.  He graces the mantel every year!
Riley wasn't much for picture posing but I did get to work on blurring the background.....
I even practiced on myself in the mirror.  Unfortunately I had to keep my glasses on so I could see the icons on the the camera for the different settings.....

2 comments:

  1. Did you try putting it on AV for aperture priority? Also, the more you can stand back and zoom in, the more it will blur the background. I love the first one. The lighting is so warm and cozy :)

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  2. Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try your suggestions!

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