Day 137 – Snow on St. Paddy’s day

Can’t believe it snowed today.  Ugh, so over this winter!  But it gave me a reason to put Ariya in her snowsuit.

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I also took pictures of Ariya trying to feed herself.  This has been an interesting adventure, in teaching Ariya to feed herself.  She loves chewing on her spoon!137_031714_3

And here’s a SOOC (Straight out of Camera) shot of Ariya.  Which led me to my latest frustration of why I can’t get sharp photos of my girl.  Is it because she’s always moving?  Is it because my camera’s highest ISO is 1600?  Is it because the natural light in my house SUCKS?  A combination of all?  I don’t know, but something has to change.  I need to up my shutter speed, decrease my aperture, raise my ISO.  The only thing about maxing out my ISO is that I hate the grain.  A work in progress though.  And I have come a long way in my 137 days of shooting daily.  But I still feel like i have  TON to learn.  And I want to know it all NOW!  


Day 119 – Toys

I’ve been getting a little frustrated with the quality of my pictures.  There’s always something wrong.  The house doesn’t get enough light, my camera doesn’t allow for a higher ISO (its’ limit is 1600), my pictures always look so grainy.  Plus it doesn’t help that my baby is CONSTANTLY moving, she just won’t hold still 🙂  Which isn’t a bad thing unless I’m trying to take pictures of her.

So, with that being said, I mentioned yesterday that I’m going to start taking pictures of stationary items, to try and nail the focus.  Here’s my attempt…although I wish the focus was more on the eyes and not the nose of the stuffed animal.

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And of course I had to take a picture of my baby