Thursday, April 18, 2013

Getting Good At Stuff - Taking Pictures

I'm not generally great at learning skills.  I don't have patience and I tend to get really frustrated really fast.  So when it comes to learning to properly use my Nikon D5100, I've decided to take it a couple functions at a time so I don't get bored and overwhelmed.  (I sound like a toddler don't I?)  Today, I focused on the ISO and F-stop functions.  AND I actually left my house!  Shoooock!  Since I've been unemployed, I don't leave the house by myself ever because I don't have a car and there isn't really anything to do within walking distance of our apartment (and I'm kind of lazy, yes?).  Today, I grabbed my camera and actually left the apartment to walk around and take some pictures.  I shot all of these in P mode.  I forget what that means, but it's what a photo blogger said to do haha.  I messed with the ISO/F-stop settings depending on what I was shooting (close-ups versus far away, etc)  I've got a lot of work to do, but I think these turned out pretty good for someone with the short attention span I have!

I absolutely love this tree.  It looks like it's made from ripped up paper.

I love the Maryland flag, I'm a new Marylander, but I can't get enough of it.

Brick wall outside my kind of looks like cake...yum.

Looking down my street.  This picture hasn't had the saturation edited at all.  It's really that gorgeous here.


  1. I have a Nikon D5100 and I recently took a photography class to help me learn. I have to say, I probably could have learned most of it online but it was helpful. Our teacher told us that it's best to shoot in A mode - Aperture mode. I also can't believe how much my photos improved after I started adjusting the ISO when I was indoors. My inside pictures were always horrible and now I know it's because I wasn't adjusting my ISO accordingly. Good luck!