Friday, January 20, 2012

New toy!

Over the past couple of month I've been wrestling with whether or not to do professional photos of Cameron. It can get really expensive once you purchase all the prints and everything and I'd like to have them done more frequently than we could afford. So I decided to forgo professional photos and invest in a DSLR camera. I've taken enough photography classes to know how to use it and I'm creative enough to take some nice pictures. I chose the Nikon D3000. So far I am really, really happy with it. It does everything I need it to do. I like to shoot in manual mode which means I control the focus, shutter speed, and aperture instead of having the camera doing it automatically. I'm using photoshop to edit the photos. Something I learned pretty quickly is that taking the photos is only half the battle if you want professional looking pictures. Quality editing is imperative, it is pretty time consuming and there is a ton to learn about photoshop but I'm getting the hang of it. So with no further ado, here is my first set of shots (which includes Cameron's very first, ever embarrassing bath photo shoot)!

I'm really happy with how they turned out, especially since I got the camera and started using photoshop yesterday! Sometime I might do a post of the before and after editing comparisons. Some of these pics in raw form don't look that great. It's amazing what photoshop can do.

I should also mention how things went with the developmental specialist yesterday. Overall it was not a very in depth visit since there's that much you can do with a newborn but the woman that came to see Cameron had no concerns at all. She thought in a lot of way she was ahead. The only thing she wants me to work on for now is getting Cameron to turn her head equally to both sides since she has a heavy preference to the right. So really not much news but I was happy with it.

Anyways, that's it for now but be expecting many more photo dumps in the coming months!

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