A friend of mine gave me her old Canon EOS 20D when she upgraded her camera. I finally got everything I needed to start using it (cards, battery, etc.) and I'm so excited to start practicing with it. This is my first DSLR. I learned the basics several years ago, but haven't had any practice since. I've been reading and watching videos to refresh my memory, but keep in mind I am going to need a LOT more practice. I'm still so excited to have an actual camera again because I hate cell phone photos. I went out to practice with it outside for the first time today and just snapped some pictures of my mudball pony. Gray horses are SO hard to take pictures of. I was cheating and using the auto mode (because I was taking pictures of fast moving baby goats - see my other blog HERE for pictures of them), but I will eventually start using the manual mode. I want to practice on still objects and landscapes first. I'm afraid I'll get frustrated if I try to practice on uncooperative animals lol.
He is SO icky, but so handsome.
I have a 50mm lens and I have very, very little experience with lenses (years ago and only a couple of times), so getting the focus right is very difficult for me. I'm still learning and need so much more practice. When I get it right, it's incredible.
Napping while I take pictures of baby goats.
The white balance or exposure is off on this one. He's so cute napping though.
Woken from his nap. I like the back lighting. Wish he weren't so gross though.
Can't leave Led Zeppelin out. I LOVE these pictures even though the lighting is awful.
Chrome was fascinate with them as well, but I was too busy making sure he didn't bite them to take pictures. He was a good boy I'm happy to report. Once things dry up and we aren't drowning in mud I'll hopefully be able to get some more pictures for you guys. I hope you enjoyed them.
One last picture before I leave. I wanted to share one of Jackal to show you how amazing this camera is when I get my you know what together.
It's so much easier to take pictures of him because of his amazingly wonderful sit/stay hehe. :D