My birthday is not until next Monday but I was thrilled when Jon asked me yesterday if I wanted my birthday present early. Well now let me think…. who wants to wait for a present? Do I want to? Nope. So Jon drove me down to Best Buy after telling me he had done all the research and wanted to get me THIS….. my new Nikon D3100.
Please join me in my happy dance. La la la la. :) So, this camera has more buttons than I have fingers. Actually, I just counted it has 40… yeah 40 buttons. I am not afraid to admit that I only know what 2 of them do. I know how to turn it on and I know which button takes the picture. Oh we also figured out which button releases the lens so it can be switched. So I know what 3 buttons do but that is IT! I have a lot to learn.
If you have followed this blog for a while you know that one of my goals for the year is to learn how to take pictures well. I believe this is going to really help in that department. I am so excited to learn what the other 37 buttons do. I had a chance to play a little today and see what I could do with my 3 button education. I took the same pictures with my old camera (a green FinepixZ Fugifilm z20) then the same picture with Niko… yes I think my new camera deserves a name his name shall be “Niko” Let me share the results here….
Ahhhh makes my heart pitter patter. My 3 button education pictures are not too bad in my opinion. So much to learn though. I really think this will be a huge improvement in many departments. First, it will be great for you. Blogs with lots of quality pictures are great, I hope to have one of those blogs. Second, the Made By Meg website will benefit with quality pictures of my jewelry for customers to see all the details of what they would like to purchase. Third, Jon and I want to be able to capture all the fun things that we do. We have 3 weddings coming up this summer and that is just an example of events we would like to be able to capture. Do you know of any great intro to photography blogs that I could start with? Preferably one that will not laugh at my 3 button education. Now where is that manual?
Thank you Jon! I heart you.