Friday, 24 October 2008

Photostory Friday - Tea Time

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

For once I don't have to post my PSF at 6.30am before going to work because today is the first day of my half term holiday. Yay!

This week I'm hoping to learn a bit more about my (now not-so-new) camera. Since I haven't got time to do the course at nightschool that I wanted to do, I've bought a book:


"Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D for Dummies"

Perfect!


No, not the 'Dummies' bit, the fact that it is a book that tells me exactly how to use my camera. I've read the first couple of sections and it has given me lots of inspiration.

Last week daughter and I went to a park near my parents and I thought I would put some of my new found knowledge into practice and attempt to capture daughter in full flow.


Not easy!

Even using the setting for three shots per second I kept getting the back of her head, just her legs or closed eyes. However, I did mangage to get one good photo as she was spinning round in a giant yellow tea cup:



Dizzy Izzy!

29 comments:

Sass E-mum said...

Izzy's gone blonde! Lovely photo - I know it's been said before, but her hair is fabulous.

Happy holiday. Looking forward to hearing how you deal with being SAHM - and getting through a huge list of jobs.

cheshire wife said...

Looks like a model shoot for some glossy magazine! Brilliant photo.

Suburbia said...

Lovely photo, the book must be working!!
Enjoy your hols :)

The Dotterel said...

The book (and camera) must be working - wonderful picture. (Action shots are so difficult, but so great when they come off!)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great PSF shot!

gigi said...

Good luck with the camera. I don't have enough time to do all I would like with mine. I'm learning lots from my class but I'm still overwhelmed with the camera it's self. It probably wouldn't hurt to buy the idiot version for my camera too.

Izzy is a gorgeous child!

Killlashandra said...

I love that 3 shots a second feature. My Dad has that on his camera and I'm endlessly jealous of it. Good for you for getting a book though, really helps with all the features on digital cameras nowadays.

I'm glad she liked spinning round and round in the tea cup, just the picture makes me a little dizzy. ;)

photomommy said...

Cool photo! You're doing well. I have the same camera. I've had it for about 8 months now and I'm still learning every day.

Cecily R said...

What a wonderful shot! Everytime you post about your camera and how you have been learning new things I have to admit I bubble over in jealousy!!! SOmeday someday I will be able to write a post like this...right???

Jacki said...

I think she is gorgeous and I love her hair.

Killlashandra said...

Great title choice!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

How exciting! Seriously, check out the book Understanding Exposure, I highly recommend it. Now go get to know your camera. :)

Tara said...

Very very jealous.
Have asked hubby for a new camera for my birthday next month and am hoping that if it's a fancy pants camera it will leak some of its genius by osmosis up my arm and make me take fabulous shots.
Why have they not invented something that can do that?
Gap in the market, me thinks.

Melipop said...

Fab photo! We have the same camera and it has been amazing. I have learnt to take the photo just before the event happens (it makes a weird kind of sense!) and get some brilliant motion shots.

Maggie May said...

That is seriously good. Well done.
Have just started my holiday too. Enjoy yours!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Great photo! She's fun personified.

Deb said...

i'd say you did quite well! i like the colors... yellow, brown, blonde.

david mcmahon said...

It works because it's a ``different shot'' - and that's what great photography is all about.

Enjoy your holidays, enjoy the book and enjoy using the camera.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a super photo....

Gill in Canada

Suzysoo said...

What a beautiful little girl she is. It would be impossible to take a bad photo of her!

Suzysoo said...

Btw, happy holiday!!

Chris said...

Nice catch. I'll bet you don't really need that "Dummies" book.

Robyn said...

LOL i would need the dummy's part. You did get a great shot.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Praise from David himself Yeah!! he is very inspiring isnt he!?

GREAT pic..really lovely and yes different.

echoeve said...

great picture and looks like alot of fun

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

What a fun picture. :) Good luck learning your camera fully.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It is fun to play with the camera! I hope to someday learn way more about photography..... Great photo.

Stacie said...

I know, this camera business is DIFFICULT sometimes.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

What a lovely photo - she's just gorgeous, though I'm sure you don't need me to tell you! M :-)