January 12, 2010

Woohoo! A Rant and a Pouty Session

I received my new camera yesterday! Woohoo! A brand-new-to-me camera! You see, I've been having "camera envy" when I see all these great pictures out there so I decided to use my Christmas money and buy a nice one for myself. After doing a lot of research (some may call it pestering my photography friends), I bought this one (because she told me to).

It's supposed to be this colossally awesome point and shoot camera so that I can take colossally awesome pictures now! It didn't come with a manual but, no worries, John downloaded the manual to my desktop for me. And it's only two hundred and some pages long. So.... I haven't read it yet. But that hasn't stopped me from trying it out.

Now that I have a new camera to pursue my interest in photography, I'll have to learn more about it. Yeah, learn more about both my camera and photography. First, I'll check in on Ree and Miz Booshay to see what photography tips they have for me. Then I'll ask questions of my friends; I'll try to limit it to, oh say, ten questions a day. Oh. Sure. Yeah. I'll read my manual too.

You might tell me that I could read Photography for Dummies but then I would be like, "What did you just call me?!" and I would so unfollow you (unless you are just too funny for me to stay away).


I despise these books. I don't even care if they are helpful. I look away when I see a display of them in the store so as to avoid even the possibility of being suckered by them. They call people dummies. And people call themselves dummies by buying them.

Dummy: Slang A stupid person; an ignorant or foolish person.
Stupid: Very slow of apprehension or understanding; marked by, or resulting from, lack of understanding, reason, or wit; senseless.


I love informational books (Learning is awesome!) but I just don't understand the success of books that insult you. *sigh*

Moving along...

I tried out my new camera to document what happens when Noah spills the salsa. See?

I can't believe that just happened. I'm devastated!

Don't even look at me!

Are you still watching?

What do I have to DO to show you how awful this is?

End of Pouty Session

9 comments:

dgotlib said...

What a beautiful little boy - pouty or no

Congrats on your new camera. What fun we will have seeing all of your new photos! Have fun!

Shell said...

What a little cutie! I loved my powershot- but I dropped it and broke it to bitty little pieces last summer. Hubs replaced it with a cybershot- which I love, too, but I miss some of the features on the powershot- like the one that shoots everything in b&w except for the color of your choosing.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Oh dear, I fear I will alienate you with this comment, but here goes--

My friend works for the company that publishes the entire "Dummy" series! Yup! I hated them for a long time too, but now that she is gainfully employed by that company, I have to at least respect those books.

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I'll pass along a "thank you" for my little one for the compliments.

Shell, now you've really got me wanting to check out all the "how to's" on my camera!

Elizabeth, that's funny! I will still avert my eyes while thanking them for gainfully employing your friend.

Stephanie Stearns Dulli said...

Congrats on your new camera! I also have crazy blog picture envy!

Marie said...

Congrats on the new camera.
Love the pictures of the pout. He's adorable.

Kathy said...

I think the funnier fact is that you used the old camera to take a picture of the new camera :)

Elizabeth Patch said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. such a cute little pouty face!

Elizabeth Patch said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. such a cute little pouty face!