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!


"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.


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

  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 the donkey comment and couldn't agree more.

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.