Sunday, September 13, 2009

Photography and dad's birthday

Today is a big day - my dad is turning 60!! My mom surprised him with a trip to the Ritz on Lake Oconee with some of their friends. It sounds like they had a lot of fun. Happy birthday dad!
Last week I pulled my old Nikon SLR out of the closet and dusted it off and attempted to try and take a few pictures of Will. This is the old-fashioned kind - remember when you had to go out and buy film and you never knew if any of your pictures actually turned out until you picked them up at the drugstore? This is that kind. I got into photography in college and enjoyed using this camera, but I haven't used it since digital cameras came on the market. I have forgotten EVERYTHING about photography now that I just use a digital point-and-shoot.
We took Will to the park to try out the camera. There was still film in the camera from 2001, so I used that. Not a good idea. It was black and white film and apparently your pictures will come out sepia and blurry if you use film that old. Regardless, the pictures turned out surprisingly good - much better than my point-and-shoot. So, I have decided to give photography another try. I've been scouring the internet to learn as much as I can. I am going to practice with my old Nikon and hopefully if I still enjoy it after a few months, I may look into getting a digital SLR. I would love to be able to get good shots of Will any time I want, and I've been reading a few blogs that have inspired me.
Here are a few of the shots from last week, along with a random shot of Coco. I framed the first one for my dad for his birthday, and we gave some of these to Matt's mom as well. I realize I have a LONG way to go, but I am excited!

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Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Miller--these picts are great!! Would love for you to snap some picts of Wolfie once he arrives!! xox Casey

Mary Beth said...[Reply to comment]

Great pics! I'll bring my digital SLR when we come and hopefully you can retreach me too!

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