Tuesday, September 15, 2015


YOU GUYS. I'm super excited! I've been wanting to learn photography for a long time, and finally took the jump and bought a nice camera. I don't ever plan on becoming any sort of professional - I just want to learn how to take great pictures and have some control over the kind of shots I get.

So with that said, I treated myself to a Nikon D3300 as my first step into DSLR. It's quite the upgrade from my current iPhone and old coolpix point-and-shoot. With that said, oh my good lord photography is overwhelming. Seriously. So much information.

I'm super excited to start learning this art though, and I'll keep you all updated on my progress. Feel free to send some tips my way, especially ones that helped you not feel totally in over your head in the beginning.


Renee said...

there are plenty of beginner how-to's out there on the internet, you can probably even find one specific for your camera. The first thing I learned when I got my DSLR was that to achieve that blurry-background effect that is so popular for portraits, you actually need a different lens than the kit lens that comes with the camera. And that's how I got sucked down the rabbit hole....

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Ah yes, the old Bokeh trick--one of my faves. Congrats on the new camera--I hope you get years of enjoyment out of it and we share in some of the great photos.