Friday, October 9, 2009

My brain is bursting!

In a good way! BF extraordinaire bought me a snazzy new digital SLR camera a few weeks ago and I am now starting to learn about not only the camera itself but also how to really take pictures and play around with photoshop. I've decided the main focus at this point will be shooting a great straight-out-of-the camera, SOOC (lingo!!!!), shot. The photoshop stuff is wicked tempting, but it seems a bit like crack. I hate to use it as an excuse for sub-par photos from the get go. I'll try to hold off on the photoshop for now and just make it the icing on the cake.

To help me on my quest to increase my photography knowledge, I've been buzzing around one of my favorite blogs. If you look to the right of my blog, you will see my list of Peeps to Check Out and this particular blog is listed. It's the Pioneer Woman. Ree is a really rad mama living in the mid-west on a cattle ranch who has quite the knack for knowing and sharing a wealth of things, including photography! Thanks to her laymen's terms, I've gotten a better grasp on ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how to combine everything.

It's a great site to visit not only for the great information regarding many things in life, but she is also an amazing storyteller with an irresistible sense of humor. I've learned a good bit from her blog including gardening, cattle ranching, cooking, and schooling. Oh! and her pictures are to die for! Who can't love a picture like this...

I love it! When you go to her site, also check out her whole house transformation. Gorgeous!

Seriously! I'll just shut up now. The proof is in the pudding. Go check out The Pioneer Woman now!

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