Practice makes perfect

I have had my Canon DSLR for 4 years now (which means in Melissa years that its time to get a new one HINT) but anywho, four years of happy snapping has been great but I still don’t know how to take a great picture.  By this I mean, I don’t know how to shoot in manual mode.

So this week, I have done some online tutorials and READ the camera manual and not used the auto modes at all.  It’s coming along, there is just SO much to remember, exposure, aperture, f-stops, shutter speed…….

But here are a couple of unedited (boring) shots that I think turned out pretty well -;



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

One thought on “Practice makes perfect”

  1. same here. I have been (for years now) deliberating the manual process to no avail, there’s so much to remember, especially teaching yourself. Your photos are beautiful! Love them, and love you guys.

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