Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Testing the new camera

I have been practicing with my new camera this morning - taking pictures in the snow. Mostly I have been learning to transfer the pictures to the computer and do editing. (I'm new at this digital camera stuff.)

Here are some of my pictures:





9 comments:

Buck said...

Wow... all y'all GOT some snow, relatively speaking. We got a light, and I mean VERY light, dusting overnight with more to come, supposedly.

What make/model camera do you have, Sharon? You certainly take great pics... which is more a function of the photographer than the tool. Nice work!

Kris, in New England said...

Nice pics. Taking pics of snow is notoriously difficult. If I may suggest, if you can take a meter reading off a more neutral item (like a wall of your house) then go back to the composition you want - you'll get crisper white snow.

Towanda said...

Buck -- the camera is an inexpensive little Kodak C913. ery tiny. And it's PINK!!

Kris -- thanks for the tip ... the camera has a "SCENE" setting which is supposted to be best for snow, but of course I forgot to set it to that before I took the pictures.

Bag Blog said...

I saw a news bit on snow/ice traffic problems in Santa Fe. Stay home and keep warm.

DaveG said...

You can also download Picasa free from Google - the I'm Feeling Lucky button is my best friend for fixing haze (not a problem in NM, I suspect) and lighting problems.

Buck said...

Thanks for the info, Sharon. Pink? Well... OK! ;-)

Towanda said...

hahaha... I guess only women buy pink cameras. :-D

Val said...

Great Pics!
The Santa Fe Community College offers a great class on digital photography (spaces go quickly). I thought I knew a lot about my camera until I took the digital photography class. Well worth the time and $$.

Towanda said...

Dave and Val -- Thanks for the Picasa suggestion and the class at Santa Fe Community College. I will investigate both. I think this camera is quite user-friendly -- as soon as the "user" takes the time to sit down and read the instruction manual. :D