Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Photo Project

My friend Ali is participating in this awesome project called the December Photo Project. Basically, just post a photo a day for the first 25 days of December.

Normally I would think this was an awesome idea, but be scared to participate for fear of starting and doing about 5 days worth and then stopping and forgetting to finish up. BUT....the 1st of December happens to coincide with my first day with my new camera!

Here is me with my amazing new toy.

I pooled my birthday money to get a Nikon d40, which I've been wanting FOREVER. I love that it is only 1.5 pounds, as opposed to most DSLRs, which are like at least 4 pounds. That actually was the selling point for me. I haven't gotten an opportunity to play with the settings too much yet, but I'm reading the manual and then my friend Kara showed me a fun resource called the Digital Photography School which has a lot of great articles and tips!

So anyway, I figured the December Photo Project would be a perfect opportunity to motivate me to explore things with my new camera!

I'm a day late starting, but here is a pic of a screw hook I got for one of my pine cone crafts! Nothing glamorous, but I'm loving the general lack of grain that was ever-present in my Kodak EasyShare shots. :)


Kara said...

Yes!!! My Canon is also lightweight, which is so nice. Can't wait to compare and share stories and tips.

Hope said...

my dad used to have the Canon Rebel film camera and I loved it....who knows how many hundreds of dollars of his film I wasted in taking the same shot over and over? haha! but he was such an awesome dad and never said a word about it!

L R said...

So happy for you! Congratulations!

Seeing all your pretty and non "grainy" pictures will surely help me to keep focused as I save for ours. I'm one tenth of the way there :)

Keep up the photos this month :) and if you are going to be busy on a certain day- you could set an autopost.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I am so excited to see what the other 24 pictures of yours are going to be! I LOVE that you got the Nikon. You are going to LOVE that camera. It is the best investment I've ever made!

Unknown said...

I am so envious! You are going to have so much fun with that!!! ENJOY!

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