PW wrote:My wife got a new camera for her birthday and has been messing around with it. She took this picture of my almost 2 year old last night. It's his big brothers airsoft he is holding, but man I thought this picture was absolutely awesome. Hope you guys enjoy.
Thanks for the pointers. I would bet it was shot at high ISO because she was messing with both ISO and shutter speed that evening. We (her mostly) are trying to figure out everything that camera will do. She is very much a novice when it comes to cameras. But i do know for a fact that she was mostly messing with ISO and shutter speed that night, because I had to explain ISO and shutter speed about 15 times to her that night. The glass was Nikon 15-55mm or 55-200mm Nikon autofocus and VR. I would guess it was the 55-200mm zoomed in. I bet I can get on the camera and check the ISO if I can remember. They are good lenses, at least they are Nikons and I think they are good. They cost enough they better be! She doesn't have a good photo editing program yet, but thats something for the future. Right now she has a high end camera, but has no real clue how to use it. I must say she is loving it though and is getting better. She takes it everywhere with her.
swillden wrote:As for a photo editing program, I highly recommend GIMP. It's got a funny name and some people think the user interface is klunky compared to Photoshop (after using GIMP for years, I find Photoshop's interface cumbersome), but Photoshop costs $600 and GIMP is free. Featurewise, GIMP is now where Photoshop was four or five years ago, but given that Photoshop was already very mature four or five years ago, the difference is smaller than you might think. I use GIMP for all of my editing and I've never felt limited by it.
Either tool has a major learning curve associated with it. Photo editing is arguably harder than photography.
Yes 15-55mm (I can't remember all those numbers when i don't really care too much about it. LOL)
I tried to go the "get a cheaper camera, spend good money on the lense, learn how to take pictures, then upgrade to a nicer camera" route, but she didn't like that. She is happy now with the lenses, but once she hears she has a low quality lense, well I know what that leads to also.
PW wrote:Now I know exactly who to go to for advise on future birthday gifts, etc. Thanks for the links and especially thanks for the GIMP recommendation. I will edit out parts of your post and send them to my wife.......send her the parts I like. LOL.
PW wrote:Now for the best part. I bought her the camera a few months ago. It became an early birthday present (early by about 2 months). I was going to wait til her birthday until she spoke these words "But you just go buy a gun whenever you want it. I should be able to get the camera early." I couldn't argue with those words.....guess that means I can go buy another gun. Yeeehaaaa
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