It’s so very quiet around here once again now that all my visitors have gone home. I’ve been playing around with my new toy that Santa brought me. I must have been very good this year. He brought me the Canon T2i. It has a fabulous lcd screen that allows half blind people like me to see the picture you are taking. I can even take amazing videos.
I have a lot to learn with this little baby but it will be fun. I have not used the auto button. Well, maybe once just to see if it worked. But I will not use it again. I will learn to use the manual setting if it kills me. So, I may take a lot of crappy pictures at first. Just bare with me. I have my son and all my wonderful photog friends to guide me. So guide away. I love input. I am going to start with reading this book which came recommended my Maureen @ Cottage 960. She has learned a lot this past year and has really inspired me. You should go visit her flickr stream and see all the talent she has.
I still would like to get a book on the camera itself. Something other then the manual it came with. Tracy @ Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures recommended the T2i book for Dummies. That sounds fitting for me since I’m so new at this. Tracy is learning her new camera also. She is way ahead of me though. She even started another blog for her photography, Treasured Moments.
On another note. I have been trying to use Live Writer to write my blog posts. I kept hearing how much easier it is. I have windows xp so I don’t know if that makes a difference but the enter or return key seems wonky when I’m on live writer. Like it has a mind of it’s own. It’s fine when I’m writing a paragraph like this but once I start inserting stuff and then hit enter the cursor seems to go where it wants to. Has anyone else had this problem? Mostly my spacing seems off. It’s hard to move my paragraphs around. I can’t just backspace to remove the extra space between the photo and the paragraph. I will keep at it and see if I can work out the kinks. There a lot more positives that out weigh this little quirk.
I have some pesky chores to do around the house today, pay bills and such. Nothing too important ;) Then I can get back to fiddling with my new sidekick.