Learning more about photography

Collage created using Picasa

My husband says I am his favorite geek, so I do my best to live up to that reputation.  When he gave me a new camera (a Canon EOS Rebel) for my birthday all the geek-ness in me came out in full force. So far for me it is easier to learn about the camera than about my cell phone.  

The first fun thing I learned is how to create something called “bokeh”, which you can learn more about here.  In this collage I created the bokeh (pronounced bow-cah) is those cute little bubbles of light in the background. 

This is all about depth of field and lighting. I can’t tell you exactly how I did this tonight because I was so excited to get this far…I didn’t write any notes. I’ll keep working on it.

Picasa is a photo editing software that you can download for free.  I just began using it, and the collage here is one of the results of my endeavors.  It is very cool, very easy to use, and I highly recommend it if you need to fancy up your pictures or just be a geek like me and see what you can create with it.

Someday I’ll have a better photo with bokeh in it, rather than an unused kitty cat photo frame and a spool of read thread.  I’ll be sure to share it with you here.

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