Thursday, September 5, 2013

My new best friend

My camera arrived today and I think we're going to be great friends! :) The wi-fi is blowing my freakin' mind. I can put the camera on a tripod and wirelessly operate it with my iPhone. I can see a live view and change the settings from my phone. Do you know what this means?! I can do our family photos and not have to run back and forth to the camera sixty thousand times. We can sit ourselves down, I can configure everything from my phone and just click away with the timer or with my hand and the phone strategically hidden and then I can look at my phone to make sure the shots worked. Amazing. I can also set up complicated shots at weird angles that are hard to see through the view finder and not have to contort my body to get it done. So cool.

I'm still getting used to it and playing around with it. I could practically operate my old camera with my eyes closed and this new one has buttons in different places and different options that are going to take some time to get used to, so it will take me a bit before I start running around taking pictures of everything in sight. I generally only shoot in manual, so getting used to adjusting all the settings with all the buttons in different places is going to be a bit frustrating at first. My fingers automatically keep going to where the old buttons were and they aren't there anymore. I'll get used to it.

But so far I'm loving it. I don't have any photos to share yet. I've taken some test shots, but they're of stupid things. I have some lovely shots of my knee and a few of the TV. I've only had it for a few hours, so I'm still getting it set up. I'll have photos to share in a few days when I figure it all out!

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