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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pictures, pictures, pictures

I had my friend Mary come over and teach me some basics about photography. I learned a little about ISO settings (something to do with light coming in) and fancy terms like "noise", which really just means the photo looks grainy. Mostly, I learned to just play with the buttons and not be afraid to experiment.

 My first day I just played outside and left it on auto. Caught some cuteness, and even managed to make myself feel cool with the whole "Focus on the acorn, Canaan in the background" thing. 
 Even on "auto" the camera could take this picture, on a rainy day, with no flash, and no overhead light. 

 But once Mary played with the dials, it could take this picture on a rainy day with no flash. 
 Whatever ISO is, it sure is cool! 

 But the setting that absorbs the light best, does not like movement...
It starts to get fuzzy when they wiggle - definite problem with 3 and 4 year olds! 
  I am learning! 

 The last pic of the night is Zion. The light is too much, but I didn't take time to mess with any setting, and simply started snapping. The poor thing fell and smashed his face into the door. Once we knew he was okay, and had ice on the goose egg growing on his face, I had to get some pictures of his poor pitiful expressions.

I am pretty sure he is going to have a black eye tomorrow. Sigh.

 In closing: 

 I, Bethany, do solemnly swear that this is not going to become a photography blog. I have no idea what I am doing, and have no plans to become a professional. I just want to take pictures of my children and the people who love them, without spending half the time waiting for the camera to load, and half the time waiting for the flash - and by then, the kids have fled the scene and the moment is over.
  So, my favorite thing is that when my children are moving fast (which is almost always) and the moment is fleeting, this camera is smart enough that I can just set it on auto and let it figure it out for itself. It may not do the fancy artistic look I want, but it will catch my kid in motion, and that was what I was looking for. No doubt about it!


Mel Eik said...

I am glad that you have been posting about your camera and what you are learning about it! I have been thinking about buying a fancy camera but my lack of photography know how has kept me from moving forward. I look forward to seeing your new pics!
PS Poor Zion! :(

Carrie said...

Very cute pics! I love the focus thing...I am jealous!

Anonymous said...

Super cool!!! The one of Canaan's profile is my favorite =)


EmileeHope said...

Glad to see you are enjoying your new camera and having fun with it!

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