Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aliens Among Us!

It's these bugs in this article I found ( like aliens. And we can totally see where some movies got their inspiration!

Funny thing I that bugs must really like me. They end up in my food and drinks! In my wine at my wine at a a strawberry, in my salad, on a sandwich, and even my dog's water bowl!! I even like to take their pictures...and get some accidentally! So...I think I should embrace their beauty...and their alien-ness! LOL!

See below my pollen-covered bee in a flower that I took at the SC Zoo (on purpose, of course).


I love taking pictures and get frustrated when I can't get the picture I see. So, I finally got myself a digital SLR camera (Nikon D90) that I can control what the camera does and get more of the pictures I see!

I am learning so much about how to work the camera...what aperature (F-stop), shutter speed, depth of field, exposure, ISO, white balance...etc. all do together. It's crazy, there's so much to learn!

I took a class on my camera, a class on the business of wedding photography, and currently I'm taking a class on Digital Photography. Which of course the last one is the most beneficial at this point. And I've bought up a bunch of books...on digital photography in general, one in general with my D90, some on the business of digital photography, one on composition, and one on low and night lighting. Phew! Now to find the time to read them all! And I will probably take the 2nd Digital Photography class to continue to learn and be forced to take pictures! if I really need to be forced...but to be forced to take them using techniques and such.

So, that's what I'm enjoying learning about right now! Some of my D90 pics are on Facebook. The rest...have yet to be shared! :)

What are you learning about?