Sunday, January 11, 2009

Digital Photography

I am totally in love with digital photography. I'm such a novice when it comes to composition, lighting and even subject matter that being able to take 10 pictures of the same thing comes in real handy. Like yesterday, for example, when I took 30 or so pictures of myself just to get two that were great.

I've used my digital camera to help me remember my license plate number when I've needed to check into a hotel and I've used the camera to take pictures of my To Do list when I've needed to run many errands and didn't want to take the list with me. The last time I went to IKEA, the parking lot was so full that I took a picture of my section, so I wouldn't forget where I parked.

I have a Blackberry (with camera) now and I have that with me all the time but I also have my camera too - so I haven't been using the Blackberry for these uses yet, but I'm sure as I get more and more comfortable with the features of the phone, I will use it more and more.

I went to this website called Vagabondish and found some really clever tips for using your digital camera while Traveling. I have to admit that I use my Blackberry light as a light to get to my bed at night. That is just one of the 12 tips. Go ahead, take a look. They have some great ideas. I would have never thought of them.

Have a wonderful week!


Leigh said...

I have a great book....I will find it and tell you the name. It is basics for photographing kids (people in general) but has wonderful examples and is written with the amatuer in mind (no big tech words). I LOVE it. Great tips on lighing, framing, etc.

And congrats on the finalist in teh contest (snow). Seems you have a keen eye!

Kirby3131 said...

Leigh, that would be great! Thanks!

"J" said...

I use my cell phone for my light to go to bed too!!! =) HA!