Yes, after all these years I’m finally reading my camera’s User Guide manual. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve their photography skills. There’s no need to rush through it. Digest it a couple of pages at a time — it’s not exactly riveting reading — and you will discover many simple methods to improve your photos.
Through this process of reading the manual (and somewhat randomly pushing buttons on my camera), I’ve produced quite a few enjoyable photos. Here’s a compilation of my favorite images. Some you’ve seen if you’ve read my previous Photography 101 posts; others are new. (You can scroll over or click on the photos for more info.)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet…”
“Home is where the heart is.”
I won’t be turning on the water fountain today!
Fun with glass and lighting.
Betta fish looking at himself.
The colors of spring.
Two lady bugs emerging from winter’s rest.
Butterfly resting in the evening.
Stained glass from the past.
Hen blinking her nictitating membrane (translucent third eyelid). What are the chances of capturing that moment?!
Colorful downtown buildings.
Can you see her contact?
Bloom on a forsythia bush.
Purple crocus is visited by an ant.
Small town newspaper open for business.
Ready to take a load back to the hive.
First flowers of spring.
Nesting season is upon us.
Such a clean bunny. Cute, but can I keep him from destroying my garden?
Busy bee in flight.