Sunday was my lucky day and we picked up a new Canon T3. I was pretty much giddy with excitement all day. Sadly, it was already dark by the time I brought it home, so I couldn't really do a ton with it, other than charge the battery, fire off a few celebratory shots and settle in for a cup of tea and some manual reading, which partially accounts for why I missed Downton Abbey when it aired. I can also blame some friends who came over and aren't caught up yet from last season.
Yeah, I don't know how they live with themselves either.
Yesterday, I took these pictures of Charlotte before our day got too busy. It was the perfect overcast day that makes us blue-eyed folks look amazing. My little girl is a ham and a half and didn't mind posing at all. In fact, when I was testing out some settings and taking some random photos, she kept jumping into frame and photo-bombing everything.
After I took the pics and uploaded them, I opened up PicMonkey to play around. I seriously love that site. I don't have Photoshop Elements anymore, which is fine because 90% of what I used it for I can just do on PicMonkey anyway, which really goes to show how much I didn't need PE. I got it years ago when I first started blogging, because, you know, everyone had it, but it really wasn't something I needed.
I am hoping that I can familiarize myself with this new camera
YouTube and pinterest have been amazing for my new (free) education. Guys. I learned how to do a custom white balance in about 5 minutes. I am KICKING myself for not doing this sooner! Did you all know about this madness? All those other white balance settings are worthless, worthless, I tell you! One video said "oh, I know it's such a pain to keep creating a custom white balance all the time, but it's worth it."
Uhhhh nooooo, fixing the color for hours on every ding dang photo I take is a pain. Taking THIRTY SECONDS to make a custom white balance in my camera is just plain common sense, which apparently I didn't have until an hour ago. I've been schooled. These photos were all taken before I got my sweet, sweet schooling and have been messed around with in PicMonkey, anyway.
|Too cool for school, this one. Yeah, I know I am in SO MUCH TROUBLE.|