So I have been practicing pictures with the new camera. (It's a Fuji FinePix J12) and I have decided I am not in love with it. Not yet anyway. I always felt like I got a good clear picture no matter how or where it was shot with the Sony. A few times it was too dark or not enough extra light but that was okay. A quick trip to the GIMP made it all right. Now I will have to work at my pictures. Catch my sunny days, remember to watch what area is in focus and fiddle fiddle fiddle.
On a good note, I think I got a good picture or two the last few days, some inside and some out. Like this one:
This is an indoor picture. Its not bad (compared to other pictures that are now deleted) but its also not what I am used to in picture taking. Actually, this looks a little fuzzy on my screen because we are having font issues with the computer but in the photo editor it was a clear picture with decent lighting.
This photo is also not bad... not good but not bad:
This one was taken outdoors while shading it from the sun. I have a horrible time with the sun washing out the color from my items and I have to combat it with a solid shadow. Which you will note I didnt get in this picture. Still, its nice use of the macro and the picture came out clear on the photo editor. Sadly, they didnt look as good on the viewer. So overall, huge learning curve for me. That makes me a little sad though because I really want start stocking the Artfire shop but my available items dont have pictures taken. =(
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