Friday, September 5, 2014

It a challenge...

I'm still playing with the new camera.  If anyone is looking for a camera that can take nice pictures indoors in really bad light, then you'd probably love this one.  This was an accidental picture I took last weekend while fiddling with the camera after dinner with some friends.

On the other hand, I'm still struggling with outdoor photos, which is 99% of what I do.  As a couple of you suggested, I tried changing the color and white balance settings.  This was in "vivid" mode and it is, um, vivid.

The colors certainly are, uh, interesting.


I changed the white balance, or perhaps I should say unbalanced?  Poor Tanner.

I have to confess, it's got my dander up just a bit.  I just can't stand it when machines get the better of me, but I'm not done yet.  I AM going to make this thing take a decent picture in the daylight.  So there!

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"Yo Ma?"

Ahem. "Yes Em?"

"Why don't you step away from that thing and do something usefull, like scratch my ears?"

Sigh.  Donkeys do always know best.

9 comments:

  1. back away from the vivid! wow! :)

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  2. Oh boy, those sure are some bright colors for sure!! :) I know how you feel, but the difference between you and me is that I'm totally used to machines getting the better of me!! I just do the basics in picture-taking, everything is straight out of the camera and I wouldn't know how to edit one if I wanted to!! I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon...love the donkey comment and couldn't agree more.

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  3. You will get it figured out in no time. Mine is the opposite of course. Indoor photos are bad.

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  4. I don't know what type digital camera you have, but I would check the shutter speed and/or brightness control information in your manual. My old film camera was notorious for washing out flash photos. It seems like cameras always have some type of quirk!

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  5. Yes. they. do.

    Hey, something you might think about is a used camera. Depending on your price range, you could pick up a Nikon D40 or D90 - both discontinued, but able to do much more than a point and shoot and with your good eye, you need a good camera, not one that you are barely enjoying.

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  6. I like the picture of Emma, vivid or not!

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  7. I love the donkey in the forest photo! It's really atmospheric and quite mysterious.

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  8. Another idea is to return this camera and go to a store like Best Buy and go to the camera section and mess around with the cameras. I did this before purchasing my last 2 DSLR's. But I also go to Walmart and pick up their cameras and play with them to see how they work.
    I usually read a DP Review on them and see how they work with my hands on them.
    I love my little pink Sanyo cheapy and my 7 yr old Pentax Optio is now defunct. I love those cameras that you can stick in your pocket and not have to worry about lugging around a DSLR.

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  9. You know, an iPhone camera is pretty darn good and the camera app camera + (I think that's the right name) lets you do all sorts of artistic stuff.

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