My new hobby

So, I’ve been trying to start up photography again. I say again in the lightest of terms. I’ve made attempts at starting my interest in photography before, but I haven’t stuck to it. Why? BUSY BUSY BUSY! I just don’t have the mind to remember to bring the camera with me. Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoy taking photos, but to lug that big thing around is the last thing on my mind of favorable things to do. But, almost everywhere I go, I see stuff I want to photograph. I mean, besides the kids. If I had my camera with me, they’d be in so many pictures! They are a bit too young for me to feel comfortable taking my eyes off of them and viewing them through the camera. I also don’t want them to remember me by the female figure with a camera for a head.

 

So, here I am taking photos in my yard and around the house. I can’t say they are professional quality, but I’m rather pleased with a few of them. I certainly need more work on taking photos and I REALLY want to learn how to use my camera to it’s fullest capability. I have a Nikon D80 DSLR camera. It’s a good camera! It’ snot even too heavy, but I do have a heavy lens I like to use and a shorter, more comfortable one that does not have any vibration reduction on it so some photos are not as sharp as I’d like. Yeah yeah, I know…. get a tripod. I can only imagine if I get one I’d have to lug that around too. I want to find a good position for me to stand in so I don’t have to use a tripod just to get a good shot. Don’t get me wrong! Most of my shots are clear and not blurry, but some more recent shots I’d have liked to have a tripod with me. I suppose I should just bite the bullet and get one.

 

So, I have been looking around the house for some good things to take photos of. I like the lamp photos I took recently. Here are a couple..

 

I changed the point of focus from the front to the back beads for interest. It was an attempt at least! So, I did find I enjoyed looking for something to focus on. I hope I don’t lose this next attempt. I think it’s important to do things you enjoy doing. I enjoy this! I have focused on my boys for so long, it’s time I do something I want to do for myself. It’s not the last thing I plan to get myself in to, but it’s a great start!

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