Give Me Your Best Shot

Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

I’ve actually been trying to learn more about my camera (Canon Rebel) so that I can take better pictures. In the past when I’ve seen words like aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and mode, I’ve gone into “la la” land. It takes concentration to figure out what is being said since I’m NOT  photography vernacular proficient…..or familiar even. I’ve finally realized that it will take effort on my part to try to improve my photography skills. I fought it, but I’ve come to the realization that part of my “education” is going to have to be didactic.

It was provident that my friend Lolli at Better in Bulk and Manic Mother started a series of bloggy photography tutorials and carnivals whereby I can get a photography education without much effort.  Each week they post a tutorial and then a prompt to get us “shooting”.  Didactic and practical.  Just what I need.

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Here’s my first attempt.  I sort of like this little old seagull……

Octamom also has some excellent photography tutorials if you are interested……..

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  1. How fun, you’re going to love being able to really take control and make your camera work for you. I saw that Lolli recommended the same book I was going to – Understanding Exposure is TERRIFIC! It takes all the technical mumbo-jumbo and explains it in a way that even a certified techno-dunce like me can understand. It’s my favorite and the most helpful out of the various books I’ve read since I started getting serious about photography and is single-handedly responsible for getting me off of the automatic presets to full manual mode.

    Have fun with the tutorials, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    PS Thanks for the blogroll button love :). I’ve been too wrapped up with sick kids to come by and say thank you before now.

  2. I need to learn more about my camera too.

  3. Huh….I am going to have to check that out:-)

  4. I am so glad that you’re joining! I love your seagull picture…but I mostly just love the idea of being back on a beach. 😉

  5. Oooo. I totally need tutorials! I like the seagull too. 🙂

  6. How funny….my current post involves seagulls. 🙂 The key to learning how to use your camera is to read one thing in your manual and then trying it over and over until you understand how to use it. Don’t try to tackle the entire manual at once because it might just confuse you.

    Just remember, the only way to break your camera is to drop it. Rebels are really easy to use in the Manual modes (that is the camera I have).

    I’d be happy to share some easy to use tips if you want?

  7. I haven’t even read the manual for the camera I got for Xmas in 2009!

    Good luck!

  8. I just got a Canon Rebel two weeks ago and am loving it so far. I’m so glad I saw you post:)

  9. After begging and pleading for a new camera, Geoff got me one for Christmas. It is great, but he is the only one who has used it thus far.

    I did find inexpensive photography classes that are offered through Ritz camera. I am planning on taking a couple soon. Hopefully, that will be the kick in the right direction that I need!

  10. We just got a Rebel for Christmas! I took photography in college, but it was all with a manuel camera. That was a long time ago but I do remember some things.

    Do you have an external flash? I think bouncing the light off the ceiling males a bit difference.

    I think the best thing to do is to just shoot the heck out of everything! I learning too- the Rebel is a bit overwhelming- but I am excited. Can’t wait to see what you shoot.