Thursday, March 11, 2010

Learning



Mum is learning about her new camera, but she liked this candid shot of me.

We have a little point and shoot Olympus, which was often slow, zoomed in shots were blurry, the image stabilization shots were a bit rubbish, and overall it was not a high quality camera.

Mum looked at getting a fancy pants DSL camera, but in reality mum knew that she would never carry around such a large beast, and all the lenses and flashes and stuff are really expensive here.

So she is so far quite pleased with our new camera. It is light weight, has a built in flash, takes movies which you can zoom in and out of, the zoom is fabulous and it takes fast photos. The macro is good too, and you can set it on auto or use lots of the manual settings. The 12mp pictures take a bit longer to load onto blogger, and mum may have to change some settings to speed that up (we have slow slow broadband here). Mum has a lot of work to do to learn about all the camera settings (and photoshop), and we will let you know more as we go along.

This camera has good write ups and is on sale on Amazon at the moment, so if you are looking for a change, now could be a good time!!

By the way, have you looked at Pioneer Woman lately? She is having a cat photo competition and some of the pictures are fantastic. You can find them here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/

21 comments:

  1. Hi Poppy, that is a great picture of you. You are very cute!

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  2. Aren't those photos divine! I wish I could take pictures like that.

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  3. My mum entered a photo of me to Pioneer Woman! But we haven't seen it yet.

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  4. Of course a camera is only as good as its subject matter ~ and yoo are the bestest!

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  5. That is a lovely picture of you Poppy. We have slow broadband here too so mum uses a max of 3mp. for blogger, sometimes less as photos take forever to load.

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  6. Lovely shot and so interesting to hear about the camera.

    Regarding the 12 mp pictures and blogger, Mom thinks it was Daisy's Mom who told her to save her pcitures for the blog at not bigger than 800 pixels (using iPhoto, export, then choose the size - 800 across x whatever comes up for height). That works well for us and the pictures look just fine on the blog.

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  7. Oh wow! I bet Mommy would like that!!

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  8. Our #1 is thinking of buying the smaller Lumix with the X12 lens. It also got great reviews.

    That's a very cute tongue shot of you, Poppy!

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  9. Great candid photo!

    I'm glad you're mum is enjoying her new camera, I'm sure she'll get a lot of use out of it. I debated over a DSLR too, but because I don't have a car and carry everything in my knapsack back and forth to work (and on weekends) I didn't want the hassle of additional lenses (bulk and weight). Plus, for me, I need to be able to go quickly from super-macro mode for floral closeups to full telephoto for critters, depending on what I spy. I'd lose a lot of snapshots if I had to stop and change lenses. So I think your mum made a great choice! Have fun!

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  10. Cute pic Poppy!

    When the PM got her new camera and had trouble with them being too big, Jackie Morris, of the Ginger Cats, suggested changing them to a smaller format and then uploading those versions as she is on dial up too. How we do it is we get the pics ready for email purposes, change them to the smallest file and then instead of using them for email, we move them to a file that we use for our blog pics. Much, much faster!!!

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  11. Good luck with your cool new camera! Don't forget that the higher mega pixels take up more storage space on your hard drive. That was a lesson I had to learn the hard way!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  12. Cool picture, Poppy, love the tongue shot!!...Glad your Mom likes the new camera, it sounds great!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  13. Can't wait for the cool photos ...

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  14. We love the photo and look forward to seeing more!

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  15. LOVE your picture today Poppy. Looking forward to LOADS more from your mommy's new camera! Tell her ConCats on such a great purchase!

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  16. Great photo, Poppy! Looking forward to lots of new pics from your new camera!

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  17. you're very photogenic, poppy! i wish our kitties were interested in the camera...(:

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  18. That's a great action shot of you Poppy! We are so glad your Mum got a new camera - we were starting to miss seeing photos of you!

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

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  19. Very jungley photo, Poppy...love the ferns! Our mewmie said she thinks her old 5megapixel Kodak camera takes better pix than her new 12 meg Nikon Coolpix...oh well...it wasn't too expensive but she finds herself using both cameras now...silly woman!

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