Remeber all that stuff I was going to get done while I was on break from school? Well school starts tomorrow. And I pretty much blew all that free time.
Guess how many of those books I’ve read. None. But I am now more than half way through Yes, You’re Teen is Crazy.
Guess how many of those web design projects I’ve completed. None. Two of those projects are for a local bar in town. I need to get my butt in gear.
I did watch some movies with my husband though. Earlier in the week we saw Inside Man. That was a good movie. Then we watch Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. They were about what I expected. I’m more of a drama kind of gal, but they were funny. Last night we watched RV. It was alright. It’s definitely a rental and not a pay to see in the theatre. But it was a good family movie.
So today, instead of working on those websites [have I mentioned I'm a procrastinator?], I decided to play around with my camera. I’ve had this camera for two and a half years. It’s a Nikon 4300. Prior to this camera I had a Nikon 2100 [or something like that]. So you’d think I’d be pretty familiar with the features. But you’d think wrong. I usually keep it on the automatic setting and just click the little button at the top. Who knew I could do so much more with it? Go figure.
I can put it on this closeup setting and take very clear pictures of things super close up. Here is a lovely close up of the outside of a citronella candle holder. This is some award winning stuff here people.
I can manually change the white balance. I took some shots of the clouds with the camera on the fixed setting. The first one is at +3, the second is at 0 and the last one is at -3.
I can do a little collage of photos like this….
Not sure when I’d ever use that feature, but it’s good to know it’s there.
I can also have the camera take several photos in a row so I can get those action shots. Check out these fabulous action shots of Justis walking.
But my personal favorite is the portrait feature. Apparently it focuses on the person and kind of blurs out the background. See how it brings out Caleb’s natural features?