Since I started blogging, my love for taking pictures has increased by a million percent. Â I take pictures almost daily of the children, our projects in the kitchen, outside and around the house. Â For me, photos are a way to document not only memories but a way to journal our life. Â It is much easier for me to capture a photo of the moment than to write about it. Â I have never been a writer. Â I am visual, thus the many pictures and very few words. Â Â
In order to take my pictures to the next level. Â You know, in order for them to look way better and to be able to actually get a shot of a bird or say a child running through the yard. Â I needed to upgrade from a point and shoot to a digital SLR.
I picked thisÂ camera. Â Yahoo! Â Yep, a new tool for keeping track of all we do. Â I’ve saved up my pennies and waited for this new little beauty and boy is she a beauty! Â It was like Christmas today and I was 5 again and so very excited when that Fed Ex man rang the doorbell. Â I about peed my pants, okay maybe that’s an exageration. Â She’s all setup and over 100 pictures have been taken and uploaded and touched up. Â
So far, I love her. Â She is lightweight and easy to set up. Â I don’t know what half or even most of the buttons do, but I can’t wait to find out! Â
There is an amazing woman that has shared some photography tools on her blog, which make editing photos in Photoshop really fun for a beginner like me. Â I spent some time with my new photos and this is what I came up with: