Tuesday, May 1

Everyday Mama’razzi

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that since I’ve had my lil man I’m totally addicted to my camera!
Photo evidence: 
(SOOC shots)

Hubby and I decided that one of our last SPLURGES before the arrival of E would be a big screen TV for him and a DSLR for me.. (Needless to say I may have splurged a few times since... definitely not as big as Hubby & his Harley Davidson motorcycle.. Don’t get me started….That’s another post for another time…)

For the past 2 yrs I’ve been capturing our every move, pretty much daily on my Canon Rebel Xsi. Most of my pics up until the past couple have months have been in Auto/TV/AV mode – but lately I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and into the M mode! SCaaaarRrryy!

I figured I couldn’t venture into M mode without a lil instruction. (You know me – a lil Type A like that! LOL) So I took a beginner course with a local photographer Kelly Gemmell. Her work is AMAZING! Her course went over the basics: ISO, aperture and exposure.

That course lit my photography fire even more, so for my birthday I treated myself to another course – this time online. I found this course via Layla’s site. If you haven’t heard of The Lettered Cottage (where have you been?) – you must check her out!!! The courses are taught by her hubby Kevin and his buddy Josh over at Shoot Fly Shoot. (I have taken course 101 so far.) They are REAL dudes who keep the course low key and it’s taught in normal person lingo (with small southern accents as a bonus!.) (PS I am not affiliated with them nor do I receive any compensation – I just loved the course) The course is ridiculously reasonably priced as well!!

Here are some recent M (mode) shots since absorbing some new knowledge - whatcha think?

Do you have the photog. itch too? Where did you learn – where has it taken you?


Lauren said...

Hi!! Just started following...came from Mom's Monday Mingle. :) LaurenLovesToScrap.blogspot.com

Meredith Hilton said...

Cute boys! I've two of my own - I know those smiles must bless ur day! Following from the hop - http://ablessedandblissfullife.blogspot.com

Casey K said...

Love the pictures!

I am your newest follower from Moms Monday Mingle! I look forward to reading more of your blog! You can find me at
http://mommy2allgirls.blogspot.com. I hope you have a good day!

Lori said...

He is sooooo cute!!

I have been flaky and often just taking pics with my Iphone because it's handy, BUT I just got a new Nikon and now am trying to learn as much as I can!! I'm enjoying my visit to your blog, and will be back :-)

Anonymous said...

He is so gorgeous! lovely photos :) I'm a new follower from the blog hop :) x

The Bedraggled Mom said...

I love the new manual photos! I especially like the lighting in the top one. Also, your dog is adorable! I love dogs with floopy jowls. Yes, floopy.

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