Monday, October 26, 2015

Conquering Digital Fears

Today I purchased a Samsung WB350F point and shoot camera. Beans are on the menu for the rest of the month, but I think the sacrifice might be worth it. Arriving home I was promptly intimidated. But I persevered and searched the internet for a video on how to use my new camera.

So far I know how to take photos in the automatic setting. Taking a break from conquering my digital fears, I made this large oval woven basket this afternoon. It's about 18 inches across the long side. It took me quite a while to complete, about four hours or so. I added feet so I can glaze the basket inside and out.

While I was weaving the basket it reminded me of making lattice pie crusts in years gone by. Hope this basket holds together. Meanwhile I learned how to send photos from my camera directly to my email wirelessly. How cool is that. I have much more to learn but I'm plugging along conquering digital fears.

This is the first photo I took with my new camera. The photo is taken from our deck on the side yard. The tree just turning color is a native maple. When it reaches peak it will be a wonderful peachy coral color. Stay tuned for more autumn views because the North Georgia fall leaf colors are spectacular this year. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks hopefully this brings me into the 21st century. Ha.

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  2. Good for you! It's frustrating but fulfilling, figuring out a new camera. I was too intimidated to go past automatic for a long time, then one day I said Damn, I used to be a photographer; it's time to use aperture priority or shutter priority, or some other things I understand. It's not like you're "wasting" film and processing.

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks, damn I used to be a photographer too. Ha. yeah and no developing in special labs either.

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  3. I take most of my photos in automatic mode. And am happy with them.
    Loving that basket.

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  4. Hi Sue, thanks, it is easy to use the automatic and these cameras seem so smart about taking a good photo, hoping this basket makes it; I love the shape of the oval

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  5. Your photos look nice and crisp! I use automatic mode on my camera too. I also keep the flash turned off. Have fun with it.

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  6. Hi Michele, thanks, the automatic is so convenient that might as well use it.

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  7. I'm still learning to us my camera on other than automatic, which is terrific if you are working quickly. Turkeys don't stand still for time exposures.

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    1. Hi Suzi, thanks, those darn turkeys. ha

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  8. Nice photo, auto mode will be your friend but you’ll also find lots of other ways to take great pictures just by practicing and experimenting.
    The best way to concur digital fears is to realize that the folks who made it (the camera, a website like PayPal,...) want you to use it and enjoy it so they make it possible and all you have to do is read the instructions.

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    1. Hi Lori, thanks, this camera only came with a manual with photos and very skimpy at that I plan to see if there is a user's manual I can download.

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  9. Wow! Your basket is wonderful! I'll cross my fingers with you in the hope it all holds together in the firing thereof. It should look terrific...and I look forward to seeing photos of the complete product taken on your new, you-beaut camera! :)

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  10. Hi Lee, thanks, so far a small crack has developed in the very center and middle and I have patched it over an over again tonight I hope I am successful.

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