I used to have a really great camera.
Well, I still have it, actually.
However, it's very sick and needs a check-up.
I would say that it's been like a doorstop for about a year.
Just, and I mean _just_ as I was learning more on how to take better pictures on it, it started doing odd things.....so sad.
It's a Canon Rebel with the lens it came with....so, so sad!!
Truly, though, it's kinda sad that I waited so long to learn how to use it!!
It gave me 6 great years of service....and hopefully more when I get the chance to get it fixed!!
So, what's a girl to do when she see's beautiful photography all over the place taken with fancy cams?
She learns how to make do with her point and shoot, that's what she does!!
I have a Fuji Finepix F500EXR.
She's red and very pretty!!
I would say style over substance informed this decision.
What, I like red!!
I love the look of the blurry background.
Now, this camera comes with a setting for that buuuuutttttt it isn't consistent.
Or I'm using it improperly.
I don't have a lot of flexibility on aperture, but I do have zoom!!
So, I got out my lil p & s and played around.
Here are a few of my very first shots....I'm kinda impressed with myself!!
I didn't edit these at all except for the mark, cuz I know how popular my pics are!!
The two photos above were taken within minutes of each other.
I was using the zoom and focusing on the flowers and then on the suitcases.
I'm going to have to do this more because I don't really know why the light changed so much.
I really like them both, though!!
Then I went outside.
I wanted to try #2 from the article, Zoom and Distance.
It sort of worked with the grapes, but I couldn't find a good spot to really get any distance.
The roses, though!!
I'm so happy with how this turned out!!
I got exactly what I had hoped for!
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I hope that I can learn more and more about creating pretty pictures without a fancy camera!
I'm sure it can be done, don't you?
Do you have a fancy camera?
Do you have a p & s?
Do you have tips to share??
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Have a beautiful day!!