Tuesday, January 1, 2013


There are some pretty talented ladies with blogs that post some amazing pictures they have taken.  I have especially enjoyed Amy's blog at KEEP'N THE SUNNY SIDE and Pat's blog at KEEPING IN TOUCH.  They have taken some fabulous photo's, especially outdoors.

I was fortunate enough to get a new camera for Christmas which has sparked me to challenge myself to take a photo a day.  I found this blog (from Pinterest of course) that has a theme for each day, beginning in January.  I still have LOTS to learn about my camera so hopefully over the course of a year I will be able to see improvements in my skills.

Here is a picture of the camera I got.  It also has an extra telephoto lens, a 75-300mm.  I am pretty intimidated  at this point with using it though but hope to become friends with it.

I will NOT be posting every day the photo's I take but maybe weekly or bi-weekly.

Wish me luck!


Trucker Mom said...

Here is a link from "I Heart Faces" with a multitude of links that show you haw to use your new camera. http://www.iheartfaces.com/2012/12/getting-started-with-new-camera/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+Iheartfaces+%2528I+Heart+Faces+-+Photo+Challenges+%2526+Photography+Tips%2529&utm_content=Google+Reader

Lori said...

Good luck!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Garden of Egan said...

You are going to love your camera! I'm excited for you.

That is one of my goals for the New Year....get to know my camera (Nikon) better.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Can't wait to see your pics! I got a Nikon last Christmas (as in 2011!) and I don't think I've used it yet. Talk about intimidating! Maybe I should do this, too.

Saimi said...

Wow, how EXITING Connie!!! A new camera!!! I can't wait to see your photo's - hope your not like me when it comes to learning techno things - I'm bad!

Patricia said...

This is a timely reminder to start on a project that I've been mulling around for a year. There's a blogger I follow that has done this for a year, and she posts her daily photos in one blog post at the end of each month. Her post today


mentions that her end of the month 365 day photos are going to be posted in a couple of days.

It's a really nice way to 'keep in touch' (ha) with your days for the year. So often they're pretty much a blur and you wonder what happened as the weeks and months slip by.
I think it would make an interesting photo book by the end of the project which hopefully does last the entire year.

It is kind of you to mention my photos, but like you I truly feel like a beginner with lots of good luck while taking photos. Especially outdoors.
My people photos need a lot of work.... So,
like you I think I'll join with you on this project. I too want to learn to use my camera with some sense of understanding rather than luck.
I really appreciate your thoughtful and kind words. Thanks!

Happy New Year and good luck with this project.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Thank you Connie, you're sweet to include me. I hope you LUV your new camera. My best advice is natural light IS your friend and.... just get out there and snap as many shots as you can. It is not uncommon to shoot 100 images and only 1 or 2 be THE shot. I hope you post your pics often.

Laraine Eddington said...

Great idea Connie. I'll look forward to seeing through your eyes.

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Julie Hargreaves said...

You should get some great photos with a canon i am happy with my 5d