November 25, 2007
My dad gave me my Nikon the Christmas before I had Max. I had no idea how to use it and really wasn't that interested in learning how to use it in any other mode but automatic. Actually, I had no idea you could shoot manually. I took a lot of photos of Max that first year. I just wish I could go back, knowing what I know now about how to use my camera, and retake those photos. These edits are a testament to the fact that there is only so much editing software can do. If a photo isn't that great right out of the camera there's not much you can do to "fix it" in Elements or Photoshop. One must master the camera they own, picking it up every single day and snapping away. Learning how to adjust settings for a variety of different lighting situations. Still working on that one, and on all of it, really. But I think I've come a long way.
July 22, 2007
(And of course now that I've loaded these to Flickr, I see that I took these with my Cannon point and shoot. Well, I would still have to say - I wish I had known what I was doing. And I wish I had taken these with my Nikon. But the best camera is always the one you have with you.)
Now that I feel like I have a little bit better understanding of Elements, I've been digging through old photos and finding my favorites to edit. These are just two of the many, many photos. I'll be posting more in the months to come.